Poem of the Week: “To Rake Leaves” by Lynnell Edwards

By: Edward Byrne Last Updated: November 2, 2010

vprThe VPR Poem of the Week is Lynnell Edwards’ “To Rake Leaves,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2006 issue (Volume VII, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Lynnell Edwards is the author of two books of poetry, including The Highwayman’s Wife. Her poetry and reviews have appeared in numerous literary journals, such as 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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