Announcing The Winners Of BPR’s Acrostic Poem Contest


Earlier this year, poet Richard Blanco issued a challenge to Boston Public Radio listeners: Write an acrostic poem about your town, and share it with us. Many listeners did, capturing snapshots of their neighborhoods — depicting everything from the changing of the seasons to gentrification to climate change.

Blanco, the nation’s fifth inaugural poet and author of the new book “How To Love A Country,” shares CONCORD by Bruce Morgan and the rest of his favorite entries in this episode of The Village Voice.

CONCORD by Bruce Morgan

Or befuddled,
Not sure which,
Come the motley tourists by gasoline to the bridge.
Originally they may have been lit up in history class, but
Rare is the traveler without hunger or the need to pee.
Ducks float by, impervious to everything.

This episode of “Village Voice” aired on WGBH Boston Public Radio on May 13, 2019.