Poem of the Week: “The Bookstore on Broadway, in Albany: AWP Conference 1999” by Janet McCann

By: Edward Byrne Last Updated: February 3, 2011

vprThe VPR Poem of the Week is “The Bookstore on Broadway, in Albany: AWP Conference 1999” by Janet McCann, which appeared in the Fall/Winter 2000-2001 issue (Volume II, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Janet McCann’s collections of poetry include Looking for Buddha in the Barbed Wire Garden (Avisson Press, 1996) and Emily’s Dress (Pecan Grove Press, 2005). She also has edited a number of anthologies of poetry. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including Kansas Quarterly, McCall’s, New Letters, New York Quarterly, Nimrod, Parnassus, and Southern Poetry Review. In addition, she has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Janet McCann is a professor in the English Department at Texas A & M University.

Tuesday of each week One Poet’s Notes highlights an excellent work by a poet selected from the archives 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.