May Swenson Poems

May Swenson was an American poet who was born in 1913 and passed away in 1989. She is considered to be one of the mid-century’s most important writers. Her collections include Another Animal and To Mis with Time: New and Selected Poems. Several other collections, including May Out West, were published after her death.


by May Swenson

‘Question’ is a poem written in the form of an interrogation. Throughout this piece, May Swenson asks how she could hide her soul after the body dies.

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