My New Favorite Poet – In Memoriam: C.D. Wright (1949–2016)

Greetings Bloginistas... My New Favorite poet is C.D. Wright, who passed away yesterday, in the morning. I knew of her, but had not read too much of her work. After reading about her death, I then delved into reading about her, and, in turn, her amazing verse. Sadly, the death of an artist often lends … Continue reading My New Favorite Poet – In Memoriam: C.D. Wright (1949–2016)

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My Latest New Favorite Poet: Ned Balbo

Dearest Bloginistas, My latest new favorite poet is Ned Balbo. The below poem (from American Life in Poetry: Column 533) reminds me very much of my childhood vacations with a person whose name I shall not mention to "protect the innocent" :D. Let's just say she (and her "accomplice", who taught her, Artful Dodger-style, in … Continue reading My Latest New Favorite Poet: Ned Balbo

My Latest New Favorite Poet: Kathleen Aguero

My latest new favorite poet is Kathleen Aguero. The below poem (from American Life in Poetry: Column 517) was one of the poems (based upon personal experience) that punched me, hard, in my emotional stomach. It's just beautiful, and actually quite comforting, to think that those who left us are now in a place of … Continue reading My Latest New Favorite Poet: Kathleen Aguero

My Latest New Favorite Poet: James Weldon Johnson

Greetings Bloginistas! Here's a quick post of a gorgeous poem by someone I had not yet heard of (a truly "New Favorite Poet" for ME, anyway) until reading this poem posted by one of my fave Bloginistas, Biblioklept. "LIFE" Out of the infinite sea of eternity To climb, and for an instant stand Upon an … Continue reading My Latest New Favorite Poet: James Weldon Johnson

My Latest New Favorite Poet: David Livewell

My latest new favorite poet is David Livewell. The below poem (from American Life in Poetry: Column 527) does an excellent job of writing an eloquent memoir for those individuals that so many take for granted (or ignore altogether, which turns my stomach, frankly). I always make it a point to remember that in this … Continue reading My Latest New Favorite Poet: David Livewell

My Latest New Favorite Poet: Robert Hedin

My latest new favorite poet is Robert Hedin. The below poem (from American Life in Poetry: Column 519) does an amazing job of combining history, everyday life, and the disparate ways we all deal with grief. A juggling act, to be sure, handled with perfect precision by Mr. Hedin. "Raising the Titanic" I spent the … Continue reading My Latest New Favorite Poet: Robert Hedin

My Latest New Favorite Poet: Don Welch

My latest new favorite poet is Don Welch. The below poem (from American Life in Poetry: Column 514) is a lovely example of the kindness of strangers who don't give their actions a second thought. "Shuffling Out Toward Morning" After an hour in the infusion lab, Taxol dripping into her, fighting her cancer; after sitting … Continue reading My Latest New Favorite Poet: Don Welch

My Latest New Favorite Poet: Marty Walsh

My latest new favorite poet is Marty Walsh. I am a big fan of personification in poetry (I use it a lot in my work) and in the below piece (from American Life in Poetry: Column 503) Mr. Walsh uses it to spectacular ends. It's a wonderful example of making the inanimate animate in a … Continue reading My Latest New Favorite Poet: Marty Walsh

My Latest New Favorite Poet: Nissa Holtkamp

My latest new favorite poet is Nissa Holtkamp. I discovered her via an email sent to me by my partner who found out about her via wormhole from one of Dan Savage's Instagram Posts (yes, it is a crazy quilt of discovery, but thems the Interwebs, yah?). I went to her website, subtitled "Poetry and … Continue reading My Latest New Favorite Poet: Nissa Holtkamp

My Latest New Favorite Poet: Linda M. Hasselstrom

My latest new favorite poet is Linda M. Hasselstrom. The below poem (from American Life in Poetry: Column 490) turns a winter planting into cherished memory. It's alchemical, combining the ingredients of memory and the everyday and transforming them into gold. "Planting Peas" It’s not spring yet, but I can’t wait anymore. I get the … Continue reading My Latest New Favorite Poet: Linda M. Hasselstrom