The Farrar, Straus and Giroux Poetry Blog

April 06, 2007

Tigers

Let me tell you: I used to have an office. For about two months. And it was the most fantastic experience of my life. I think about it still--the bookshelves, the door, the chairs for guests. Of course, it's lovely in different ways where I sit now--I have a window, and my coworkers are fantastic. I don't mean to complain, more to describe how much I absolutely loved that office.

And yet it all pales when I consider how infinitely more amazing that office would have been if I had been able to DOWNLOAD a broadsheet poster of Eliza Griswold's poem 'Tigers,' print it out, and hang it on the wall. Or even, better, use it as the wallpaper or as a screensaver on my computer.

Yes, folks, I am about to totally revolutionize your office experience, if you just click here.

(Eliza Griswold's debut poetry collection, Wideawake Field, will be published by FSG next month. She'll also be reading at our event on April 16th, with more readings to come in NYC and Boston. More poems from her on Monday, including a reading of the poem 'Tigers.')

Comments

Michael

This is awesome! More downloads: Brodsky, Hughes, Milosz!

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