Reading “Wednesday” by Marvin Bell

"And it was at that age... poetry arrived / in search of me"

-Pablo Neruda, "Poetry"

Poems can represent a turning point. Reading Marvin Bell's "Wednesday" was one such moment for me. I wrote about what it means to me, and why it really matters, for the Prague-based online journal B O D Y. I consider it the anthem of every working poet, and it was to this anthem that I marched forward through grief, back into poetry, back into life.

Read THE POEM: Robert Peake on Marvin Bell's "Wednesday".

<a href="https://soundcloud.com/peakepoetics/wednesday" target="_blank">Listen to "Wednesday" by Marvin Bell read aloud.</a>

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