Kenneth Hart

3 Poems

This morning the sky takes on the look of one of those inspirational calendars, all illuminated-edged cumulous with light rays stabbing through like purifying swords, His Glory in pastel script right about where my neighbor’s SUVs are parked out back, one black, one silver, miracles of engineering, collecting light and splotches of berry puree from the chickadees singing high hosannahs in the overhanging branches.

Kenneth Hart

Kenneth Hart teaches writing at New York University, and works in the family roofing business. His poems have been published in Arts & Letters, North American Review, New Ohio Review, Mississippi Review, Kestrel, Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac, and elsewhere, and his book reviews and essays have appeared in Green Mountains Review and Journal of New Jersey Poets. Hart’s book, Uh Oh Time was selected by Mark Jarman as winner of the 2007 Anhinga Prize for Poetry. He is the poetry editor of The Florida Review.