Monthly Archives: April 2015

Pass It On – Another Poet Passes – Steve Kowit (1938 – 2015)

                Notice This evening, the sturdy Levis I wore every day for over a year & which seemed to the end in perfect condition, suddenly tore. How or why I don’t know, but there it was – a big rip at the crotch. A month ago my friend […]

The Poem Is a Lung – National Poetry Month: Poets on Poetry #3 – Catherine Owen

The Lung Poem The poem breathes for you some days It’s okay The poem never says he isn’t, entirely, Coming back. The poem has too many lungs to accept Death completely The poem, as it sings its dirge, notices A poppy Opening like a soft heart in the sun The poem Cannot tell you with finality […]

National Poetry Month – Poets on Poetry # 2 – A Poem by Stephen Dunn

                          Poet and priest were one in the beginning – only later times have separated them. The true poet is however always a priest, just as the true priest has always remained a poet. Ought not the future to bring back this ancient […]

National Poetry Month – Poets On Poetry # 1 – Tomas Transtromer 1931 – 2015

  from Morning Birds Fantastic to feel how my poem grows while I myself shrink. It is growing, it takes my place. It pushes me out of its way. It throws me out of the nest. Tomas Transtomer, Trans. Gunnar Harding and Frederic Will from Selected Poems 1954-1986 – Ed. Robert Hass, The Ecco Press, 1987 […]