Poem of the Week: “Easter Monday” by Lynnell Edwards

By: Edward Byrne Last Updated: April 19, 2011

vprThe VPR Poem of the Week is Lynnell Edwards’ “Easter Monday,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2008 issue (Volume IX, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Lynnell Edwards is the author of The Farmer’s Daughter (2003) and The Highwayman’s Wife (2007), both published by Red Hen Press. Her poetry and reviews have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Dos Passos Review, Georgia Review, Los Angeles Review, Pleiades, Poetry East, Rain Taxi, Southern Poetry Review, and Verse Daily. She is the recipient of the 2007 Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. Edwards teaches writing and literature courses at the University of Louisville.

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