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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a little “share” so you won’t despair

Greetings my lovely Bloginistas! I have felt a bit overwhelmed and depressed today (not the LEAST bit unusual for me, Cancerian that I am 😉 ) and when I need a boost, I read this poem. I "hope" (no pun intended) that it brings you the same feelings! “Hope” is the thing with feathers - … Continue reading a little “share” so you won’t despair

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

“Flirtation” by Rita Dove

Greetings Bloginistas! Here's a quick post of a gorgeous poem by one of the modern queens of poetry (and a personal idol), Rita Dove. "Flirtation" After all, there’s no need to say anything at first. An orange, peeled and quartered, flares like a tulip on a wedgewood plate Anything can happen. Outside the sun has … Continue reading “Flirtation” by Rita Dove

A Love Letter To Charles Bukowski

Dear Charles, I have written about you only once here, and that was a re-blog, and so I felt that I wanted, nay, NEEDED, to post directly to you, my inspiration, you who leaves me awe-struck, every time I read your words. There are so many things that I could say, so many quotes that … Continue reading A Love Letter To Charles Bukowski

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

Why do you click “Like” on a Blogger’s post?

Hello Fellow Bloginistas! I have a question for you: When you read a blogger's poem / post / story, does it have to be perfect in your opinion for you to click the "Like" button? Plato said: “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. I thought this quote appropriate to the main hypothesis of … Continue reading Why do you click “Like” on a Blogger’s post?

A Little Bit about Frank O’Hara

I was reading an article today on The Poetry Foundation's website about the 50th Anniversary of Frank O'Hara's "Lunch Poems" and wanted to share it with all my fellow Bloginistas along with a poem of his of which I am rather fond. I have always loved Mr. O'Hara's work, and after reading the article and … Continue reading A Little Bit about Frank O’Hara

The End of National Poetry Month…Progress, and the lack thereof – National Poetry Month Post #11

Hello Bloginistas! Two days ago was the final day of the wonderful month that is National Poetry Month. On the second day of this auspicious month, I laid the groundwork for a "30 Posts in 30 Days" post commitment. WELL, since this is my 11th and final post, I obviously didn't QUITE make it (in … Continue reading The End of National Poetry Month…Progress, and the lack thereof – National Poetry Month Post #11

A Brief Review of “The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry” – National Poetry Month Post #10

For my 10th National Poetry Month post, I wanted to write a brief review of one of my favorite anthologies, The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry, edited by Rita Dove. It is a beautifully constructed, encyclopedic tome consisting of some of the greatest poetic minds of the past century. What sets it apart (from … Continue reading A Brief Review of “The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry” – National Poetry Month Post #10