Amy Clampitt

(15 June 1920 - 10 September 1994 / New Providence, Iowa)

Amy Clampitt Poems

1. Beach Glass 1/13/2003
2. Vacant Lot With Pokeweed 1/13/2003
3. Fog 1/13/2003
4. A Silence 1/13/2003
5. Syrinx 1/13/2003
6. Nothing Stays Put 1/13/2003
7. On The Disadvantages Of Central Heating 1/13/2003
8. Exmoor 1/13/2003
9. The Sun Underfoot Among The Sundews 1/13/2003
10. Easter Morning 1/13/2003
11. A Hermit Thrush 1/13/2003
12. A Catalpa Tree On West Twelfth Street 1/13/2003
13. A Hedge Of Rubber Trees 1/13/2003
14. Gradual Clearing 1/20/2003
15. Salvage 1/13/2003
16. A Cure At Porlock 4/20/2010
17. Brought From Beyond 4/20/2010
18. Athena 2/10/2015

A Cure At Porlock

For whatever did it—the cider
at the Ship Inn, where the crowd
from the bar that night had overflowed
singing into Southey’s Corner, or


an early warning of appendicitis—
the remedy the chemist in the High Street
purveyed was still a dose of kaopectate

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