Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Squinch – An Architecture of Appetite in Poems by Hass and Kinnell

  BLACKBERRY EATING I love to go out in late September among the fat, overripe, icy, black blackberries to eat blackberries for breakfast, the stalks very prickly, a penalty they earn for knowing the black art of blackberry-making; and as I stand among them lifting the stalks to my mouth, the ripest berries fall almost […]

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Read about a recent review of my book Hyaena Season in Image Journal’s Good Letters blog by author, anthologist and long-time Image contributor, Peggy Rosenthal. I recently posted my video about Poetry as Prayer, from the Logos Project, as well as the full article, and watch here for my upcoming Poetry as Prayer retreats. What a […]

The Bigness of Small Poems – #19 in a Series – David Fraser Storms the Unspeakable!

The End The room is too small for a serious debate between two lovers who are no more, but perfect for the silences of space, the cosmos swallowing up comment, leaving only one exit for both of them, each not wanting to be the first. David Fraser from After All the Scissor Work Is Done, […]

Where Does a Great Poem Point To? – Poems and Comments by Franz Wright and Li-Young Lee

NOT NOW for Dzvinia Orlowsky Where is the the man of heaven in me— my body’s filthy, face and hands completely filthy with the man of dust This mask this glove of human flesh is all I have and that’s not bad and that’s not good not good enough not now Franz Wright (1953-2015) from […]