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C. D. Wright. Photo via Copper Canyon Press The poet C. D. Wright died unexpectedly this week at the age of sixty-seven, in Providence, Rhode Island. “It is a function of poetry to locate those zones inside us that would be free,” Wright once said, “and declare them so”; poetry was “the one arena where I… Read More »

Source: C. D. Wright, 1949–2016; Read Her Poem “Our Dust”

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David Orr on the classic American poem almost everyone gets hopelessly wrong.

Source: ‘The Road Not Taken,’ by David Orr – The New York Times

We Are Back

After a very long drought, we are back. Life just makes a point of getting in the way of important work like maintaining poetry Web sites. And so, we are back online and will hopefully be posting more poetry musings going forward.  We also now have a The Poets’ Facebook Notebook. Follow us there as well.

Here’s a fitting poem from Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) to accompany our return.

The Prodigal Son

Found this on the PBS web site…fun!

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Just saw this article about the passing of Kamala Das, an Indian poet.  Her poetry contains unapologetic discussions of women’s sexual lives.  Read Herons as posted in the NY Times article.

Read more about Kamala Das here.

Kamala Das

Kamala Das

Check out this article on the NY Times web site about fishermen turned poets. Apparently, there’s been an annual gathering of fisher poets since 1998.

Gathering of Fisher Poets

Gathering of Fisher Poets

How fun that poetry has made it to the national fake-news headlines! 😉

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