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Happy Poetry Month!

Happy Poetry Month!

by Zachary Pace on April 1, 2010

To honor the first day of National Poetry Month, I want to share this poem by Bill Wadsworth — the progenitor of NPM, launched in 1996. Bill is an extraordinary writer, advocate and teacher of poetry — I’m profoundly grateful for the work he’s done and continues to do.

For more information about Bill, visit and for more information about NPM:

Read “The River Twice” as three poems: the indented lines first, the italicized lines second, and together for an astonishing whole. This first appeared in Purchase College’s The Submission magazine, Spring 2008, edited by Natalie Eilbert.

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ZP April 2, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Correction: “The River Twice” first appeared in the Paris Review.

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