Poem of the Week: “Reasons for Your Forgetting” by Ronda Broatch

vprThe VPR Poem of the Week is Ronda Broatch’s “Reasons for Your Forgetting,” which appears in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue (Volume XII, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Ronda Broatch is the author of Shedding Our Skins (2008) and Some Other Eden (2005). Her manuscript, Rib of New Fruit, was a 2010 finalist for the May Swenson Poetry Award and runner-up for the Cleveland State University Poetry Award. Broatch is the recipient of a 2007 Artist Trust GAP Grant, and she is currently assistant editor for Crab Creek Review.

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.