Titles make a poetry book sparkle- and with a title like ‘Of mutability‘, Jo Shapcott has hit the mark. I borrowed this book from the library over a month ago. It is the kind of book that you can’t return immediately after reading as you must read it again and again. … Continue Reading Of Mutability….it changes you
I hope you managed to read the interview with Ada Limon:Part 1. Ada speaks about online poetry blogging as being a productive way of getting feedback. As long as you don’t think that every poem has a halo around it, blogging poetry is a constructive way of improving your work, … Continue Reading Ada Limon: Part 2
Natural calamity is hard to understand- it turns perceptions upside down. You must have seen the footage of the tsunami-struck Japanese dock that migrated to the Oregon coast. If you haven’t, you can read about the traveler dock here. For me the theatre of the absurd is very much life … Continue Reading Oh so it’s the other way round?
You poets are proud. what? me? i’m the nicest, demurest sort. see my i is not capitalized, ego non-existent. You whine all the time. Read, read, poetry is a dying art, Can’t you see the pyramids for the pastry? Genius is in the broken line?(spoken in a … Continue Reading Conversation with an Anti-poet
Not everyone can share the same enthusiasm as you do about reading poems or sharing words. It’s a unique activity, not for everyone…… It’s just fourteen lines of Shakespeare You would be lucky to read it And be part of history, As Shakespeare, a man or a bundle of … Continue Reading Read Sonnet 12, will you?