Archive for January, 2016


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

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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

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