8---> lily & hayden


Name: Lily Smith
Hometown: Indianapolis
Current City: Indianapolis
Occupation: Commercial Real Estate Broker
Age: 30

What does poetry mean to you? 

It means an economy of words, piecing together the ordinary in an extraordinary way, and saying/expressing what has been said/expressed forever over the course of humanity in a new and shattering way.

Favorite Poets

Olena Kalytiak Davis, Louise Glück, Anne Marie Rooney, Wallace Stevens, Sarah GalvinW. S. Merwin 

Favorite Poem: 

Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays

Why do you like this poem?

The mundane, brutal, familiarity of love expressed in a brilliant and subtly, yet overwhelmingly, powerful poem.