Naomi Replansky's "Ring Song"
On November 15, 2016, Naomi Replansky traveled from New York to Philadelphia to give a reading at the Kelly Writers House. She was then 99 years of age. In this excerpt from the full-length video, Replansky is asked to read and discuss "Ring Song," the title poem in a book that was a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry. In 1994, her The Dangerous World: New and Selected Poems, 1934-1994 was published by Another Chicago Press. Her Collected Poems (2012) was published by Black Sparrow/Godine, and was awarded the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America. Replansky has worked in offices and factories, as a lathe operator, computer programmer, medical editor, translator, and teacher.