8001/1237569775-mchenrycover.gifLast week on the Seattle Poetry Chain, Ed Skoog shared a wonderful poem about a great deli. Among other positive comments, it evoked this particular one:

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Hey, I like this one!
Posted by Andrew Cole on March 13, 2009 at 12:58 PM

We'll see if we can continue the Andrew-Cole-pleasing streak to two weeks with the newest poet on the Seattle Poetry Chain, Eric McHenry. Here's why Mr. Skoog chose Mr. McHenry:

Eric McHenry, who lives quietly in Wedgwood, is well known for his highly-structured and yet colloquial rhyming poems, his nimble wit, his goodness, and his height. His first book The Potscrubber Lullabies, was published last year by the British/American press Waywiser, and won the Kate Tufts Award, which is a Big Deal. He also reviews poetry for the New York Times. He has written the only perfect American poem, "Rebuilding Year."

I would like to point out that Mr. McHenry's poem is due to appear in the next issue of Seattle Review, but they kindly gave us permission to debut it here. Thanks, Seattle Review! And here is Eric McHenry's poem for the Poetry Chain:

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Thanks to Ed Skoog and many thanks to Eric McHenry for joining us today. Tune in next week to see who Eric McHenry has chosen as the next link in the Seattle Poetry Chain.