Marie Ponsot, a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry and a beloved teacher and mentor to younger generations, has been writing poetry for more than 50 years now. The delightful "Live Model" is originally from the volume Admit Impediment (1981), and can now be found in Springing: New and Selected Poems.
Listen to Marie Ponsot reading 'Live Model'.
Excerpt from SPRINGING: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS. Copyright © 2002 by Marie Ponsot. Excerpted by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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