Monthly Archives: April 2017

In Great Company – Heidi Garnett’s Poem in Your Pocket

Wish List I want to meet a blue parakeet that reads the future pulling Tarot cards with one delicate outstretched foot, the hanged man uncovered.  I want to own a Corvette, a 1960 red and white convertible hardtop and drive around town with my dog Bud.  I want to write love poems as if world […]

Full -Up! Poetry La Romita, June 23rd to July 3rd, 2017

So pleased to announce that my 10 day poetry retreat in Umbria, Italy has filled up to its max! So looking forward to hanging out with a great community of writers at La Romita School of Art in June!

Yes! The Sure Footed Poems of Rosemary Griebel

PLACES TO LOOK FOR A MOTHER for Joan Shillington After your mother’s death I wanted to tell you, grief makes you a traveler in the foreign territory of every day. Look for her in small places: the pure loneliness of early morning; the hollows alongside animal trails leading to salt; where the Milky Way touches […]

The Bigness of Small Poems – #29 in a Series – Marie Howe’s Divine Spark

BEFORE THE BEGINNING Was I ever virgin? Did someone touch me before I could speak? Who had me before I knew I was an I? So that I wanted that touch again and again without knowing who or why or whence it came? Marie Howe from Magdelene, W.W. Norton & Company, 2017 In her astonishing […]

The Bigness of Small Poems – # 28 in a Series – The Delicacy and Ferocity of Franz Wright

I’m trembling with fear.  Just as well that what I’m about to write is already somehow written within me. What I have to do is copy myself out with the delicacy of a white butterfly. Clarice Lispector from The Hour of the Star,  New Directions, 2011 I am addicted to great quotes on writing, especially […]