Literary Arts | Poets in Pajamas

Natasha Sajé Reads “O” and Marianne Boruch’s “The No-Name Tapestries”

When I think of the dead, it means
they’re thinking
of me …
Cheering or haunting, depending on your perspective, are these opening lines from Marianne Boruch’s “The No-Name Tapestries,” a work Natasha Sajé chose to read for us in honor of National Poetry Month.

Sajé, a professor of English at Westminster College and a member of poetry faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts M.F.A. in Writing Program, is the author of a book of poetry criticism (Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory), a book of creative nonfiction (Terroir: Love, Out of Place) and three books of poems: Red Under the Skin (Pittsburgh, 1994), Bend (Tupelo Press, 2004), and Vivarium (Tupelo, 2014). The latter was the recipient of the 15 Bytes Book Award for Poetry in 2015 (her work has also been honored with the Robert Winner and Alice Fay di Castagnola Awards, a Fulbright fellowship, the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize, and the Utah Book Award).

From Vivarium, she reads for us O,



In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve asked poets in our state to record themselves reading from their own work as well as from the work of a poet they admire. In recognition of these unique times, we’re calling the series Poets in the Pajamas.

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