Amanda Holmes

Amanda Holmes , the author of the novel I Know Where I Am When I’m Falling, is a book club facilitator for Fairfax County Public Library and a bookseller at Politics and Prose in Washington, D. C. Follow her blog at nextbookbyamandaholmes.blogspot.com

“I Remember” by Stevie Smith

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, August 16, 2019

“Archaic Torso of Apollo” by Rainer Maria Rilke

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, August 09, 2019

“227 (my darling since)” by E. E. Cummings

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, August 02, 2019

“60 yard pass” by Charles Bukowski

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, July 26, 2019

“An Essay on Man: Epistle 1” by Alexander Pope

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, July 19, 2019

“The Makers” by Howard Nemerov

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, July 12, 2019

“Our Casuarina Tree” by Toru Dutt

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, July 05, 2019

“Little Girl, My Stringbean, My Lovely Woman” by Anne Sexton

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, June 28, 2019

“Bessie Coleman Falling from the Sky” by Dolores Kendrick

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, June 21, 2019

An Excerpt from William Wordsworth’s Prelude

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, June 14, 2019

“The Troubles of a Book” by Laura Riding

by Amanda Holmes | Friday, June 07, 2019

“My Shadow” by Robert Louis Stevenson

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, May 31, 2019

“To a Poor Old Woman” by William Carlos Williams

by Amanda Holmes | Friday, May 17, 2019

“The Ups and Downs of the Elevator Car” by Caroline D. Emerson

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, May 10, 2019

“Aubade” by Philip Larkin

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, May 03, 2019

“Well, I have lost you” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, April 26, 2019

“I Am Not I” by Juan Ramón Jiménez

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, April 19, 2019

“Daffodils” by Ted Hughes

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, April 12, 2019

“Gus: the Theatre Cat” by T. S. Eliot

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, April 05, 2019

“Bessie Dreaming Bear” by Marnie Walsh

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, March 29, 2019

“To the Insects” by W. S. Merwin

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, March 22, 2019

“Sonnet XVII” by Pablo Neruda

by Amanda Holmes | Friday, March 15, 2019

“Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, March 08, 2019

“Crossing the Bar ” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, March 01, 2019

“The Flea” by John Donne

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, February 08, 2019

“Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, February 22, 2019

“I shall forget you presently, my dear” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, February 15, 2019

“I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” by Emily Dickinson

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, February 01, 2019

“Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, January 25, 2019

“Fever 103” by Sylvia Plath

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, January 18, 2019

“Lot’s Wife” by Anna Akhmatova

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, January 11, 2019

“Musée des Beaux Arts” by W. H. Auden

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, January 04, 2019

“The Planet on the Table” by Wallace Stevens

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, December 28, 2018

“The King’s Breakfast” by A. A. Milne

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, December 21, 2018

“Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, November 02, 2018

“To Be in Love” by Gwendolyn Brooks

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, December 14, 2018

“Church Going” by Philip Larkin

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, December 07, 2018

“The Pool” by H. D.

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, November 30, 2018

“The Sheep Child” by James Dickey

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, October 26, 2018

“One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, November 09, 2018

“The Owl and the Pussy-Cat” by Edward Lear

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, November 16, 2018

“The Waking” by Theodore Roethke

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, October 19, 2018

“The Second Coming” by W. B. Yeats

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, October 12, 2018

“Not Waving but Drowning” by Stevie Smith

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by Amanda Holmes | Friday, October 05, 2018

“Poetry” by Marianne Moore

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by Amanda Holmes | Thursday, September 27, 2018