Tag Archives: Stanley Kunitz

Pinned Against Time – The Show-and-Tell Poetry of Ellen Bass

If You Knew What if you knew you’d be the last to touch someone? If you were taking tickets, for example, at the theatre, tearing them giving back the ragged stubs, you might take care to touch that palm or press your fingertips into the life line’s crease.  When a man pulls his wheeled suitcase too […]

Joined by an Award and Much More! – Luci Shaw, Denise Levertov and Reflections on Faith and Spirit in Poetry

Overhead The sun is a slow gong in a brass bowl, the moon also rings her bell against the indigo steel of the night sky. By painting, Emily Carr decoded heaven as a coastline vast bays of ripped blue and Vincent drew his circles tighter than the tattered orbits of his own life. Art like […]

An Alphabet of Poets – O is for Orr

* When Sappho wrote: “whatever one loves most is beautiful,” she began The  poems of heart’s praise That comprise the Book Of the body of the beloved Which is the world. Everything in the Book flows from that single poem Or the countless others That say the same thing In other words, other ways. * […]