Poem of the Week: “My Grandmother’s Journey, 1891” by Thomas Reiter

By: Edward Byrne Last Updated: May 8, 2012

vprThe VPR Poem of the Week is Thomas Reiter’s “My Grandmother’s Journey, 1891,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue (Volume XII, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Thomas Reiter’s most recent book of poems, Catchment, was published in 2009 by LSU Press. He has received an Academy of American Poets Prize as well as fellowships from the NEA and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Tuesday of each week One Poet’s Notes highlights an excellent work by a poet selected from the issues of Valparaiso Poetry Review, except when other posts with news or updates preempt the usual appearance of this item, with the recommendation that readers revisit it.