Mark Jarman is the author of eleven books of poetry. The Heronry is his most recent. He has also published two books of essays and reviews, most recently Dailiness. His book Questions for Ecclesiastes (Story Line Press, 1997) won the 1998 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Jarman's other awards include a Joseph Henry Jackson Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 2011, he received the Balcones Poetry Prize for Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems. He recently retired as Centennial Professor of English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife, the soprano Amy Jarman.
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Write a poem without using articles (a, an, the).
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Write a poem in second person. (One of the most famous poems written in second person: “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver.)
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