Monthly Archives: March 2012

History of English (in 10 minutes)

Came across this and it is too good not to post.  If nothing else, it is a reminder of the wealth of possibility we who write in English have to play with.  And “play” is the operative word.  I doubt … Continue reading

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Let Me Tell You What a Poem Brings

Yes, exactly: California’s Poet Laureate Apointee,  Juan Felipe Herrera: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/183577

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Out In the World

Release Day! Even if it is somewhat arbitrary (I actually chose the date) and even if the book listing has still not appeared on Amazon, it still feels significant. Now I can actually sell the books that are stacked on … Continue reading

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At Last — Jack Gilbert’s Collected

“Reading Mr. Gilbert’s finest poems is like shaving with a razor that just nicks your skin.” Read Dwight Garner’s NYT review: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/books/collected-poems-by-jack-gilbert.xml

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Laura Kasischke

As usual, I’m late to the party. Kasischke’s Space, In Chains has won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. So I have dutifully tried to at least familiarize myself with a poet whose name has been buzzing around … Continue reading

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Resist?

A reminder that we don’t have to agree. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/243638?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social_media&utm_campaign=general_marketing

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Where are we?

We keep finding ourselves here even in transit. The ocean is everywhere– “PoetryFound: The universe is curved like a banana. —Alain Borer http://t.co/qoAWwk39″

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