Yearly Archives: 2018

Vittoria Colonna – Renaissance Poet – Death is What Makes Room for Love

# 56 We are blind. The ancient fear of death assails us often, for we do not carry on our backs the great and solid wings of hope. Nor do […]

The Bigness of Small Poems – #38 in a Series – Jane Hirschfield’s Poem, Late Prayer

Late Prayer Tenderness does not choose its own uses. It goes out to everything equally Including rabbit and hawk. Look: in the iron bucket, A single nail, a single ruby […]

When an Angry Poet Prays Past Anger – The Bigness of Small Poems – #37 in a Series – Danez Smith

  little prayer Let ruin end here let him find honey where there once was a slaughter let him enter the lion’s cage & find a field of lilacs and […]

Two Valentine’s Day Treats – With a Difference! Poems by Rhonda Ganz and Carol Ann Duffy

ALL-NIGHT GROCERY Mention in passing, Cleopatra, a bath in asses’ milk, and my lover’s off to the all-night grocery for gallon jugs. A pot on every burner, and a bowl […]

And Still He Sings – A Celebration of Patrick Lane and his New Novel, Deep River Night, Released Today

The Beauty This too, the beauty of the antelope in snow. Is it enough to say we will imagine this and nothing more? Who understands that, failing, falters at the […]

All Things Shall Be Made Good – The Good Words of Poet Lachlin MacKinnon –

The Psalmist When I look up my soul is water, it trembles beneath your breath as the skin of a mountain pool shakes below whistled cloud. Where there is music […]

New News! Announcing a “En Plein Aire” Ten Day Poetry Retreat in Italy, October 4 to 14th, 2018

  POETRY EN PLEIN AIR The Second Recovering Words Generative Poetry Retreat at La Romita School of Art Terni, Umbria, Italy 10 Days in Residence October 4th to Oct. 14th, […]

Bell, Day and Klobah – Poets to Read – And Here, Three of Their Poems – Writing the Body Erotic

AND THEN the man remembers your body, remembers to love you again, flicks you like a switch that has waited, ready in the room’s shadows. Loneliness rises from each reclaimed […]

Living in a Terrifying World – Three Responses from Three H’s – Hughes, Hirschfield and Hayden

Luck Sometimes a crumb falls From the tables of joy, Sometimes a bone Is flung. To some people Love is given, To others Only heaven. Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967) […]

R.I.P. – Ursula Le Guin (1929-2018) – The Poet, the Monster and The House of Poetry

  For the New House May this house be full of kitchen smells and shadows and toys and nests of mice and roars of rage and waterfalls of tears and […]