Tag Archives: Poetry Quotes

For Easter Monday A Post from Easter Monday Six Years Ago! A God Who Eats Words – The Devotional poems of Adélia (Luzia) Prado (Freitas)

While writing a blog for today I came across a reference to the fabulous Brazilian poet Adélia Prado and then went searching for my blogs on her. And found this post from Easter Monday six years ago and thought too perfect, must use it again! Prado was acknowledged in 2014 with A Distinguished Lifetime Contribution […]

Christian Wiman and Greg Orr — How To Lighten Grief’s Gravity

I sometimes think art is useless in the face of extreme suffering, but then I remember Miklos Radnoti, Paul Celan, Anna Akhmatova, or Mandelstam—and I bow my head (to them) in awe. I suppose I do believe that the greatest art consoles a wound that it creates, that art can give you the capacity to […]

Does Poetry Matter? That Question Again!!!

Every poem has an unconscious life…Our poems know more than we do. Read them as clues. Marie Howe, Venice, July 2014 That’s what poets do: they go to the places that most terrify them and report back. Patrick Lane, Honeymoon Bay, Vancouver Island, July 2014 Does Poetry Matter? You bet it matters! I have just […]

A Mothers’ Day “Boast”

Today, Mothers’ Day, I raise a toast to the English poet Rachael Boast (1975 – ) who has been making waves across the pond for a few years but who recently made a big splash here in Canada with her second poetry collection Pilgrim’s Flower –  an international nominee for 2014 for the prestigious Griffin […]

Learning To Drown Above Water – The Poetry of Patrick Rosal

One great feature at the annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival held in Delray beach, Florida every January is the craft talks given by each participating poet.  The one delivered this year by American poet Tim Siebles was a stand out.  Two reasons. First, because he introduced me to the Filipino American poet Patrick Rosal. And […]