Are you among the many new fans of Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman? She is an exquisite talent and storyteller. She is obviously gifted. While her talent may have been born, it was […]
What She Said, December 3: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Earth’s crammed with heaven And every common bush afire with God
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning
What She Said, July 23: Meghan O’Rourke
How long will the light go on?
Longer than you. Still you ought to live like a city,
rich and fierce at the center.
(from the poem, “Halflife”)
What She Said, July 13: Diane Ackerman
Because we can’t escape our ancient hunger to live close to nature, we encircle the house with lawns and gardens, install picture windows, adopt pets and Boston ferns, and scent everything that touches our lives. –Diane Ackerman
The Love of Poetry
I’ve been reorganizing my poetry bookshelves, as one does during a pandemic, slowly sorting through books I’ve collected over the past thirty years. Most I sort by last name, slotting Barbara Ras […]
What She Said, May 15: Joyce Carol Oates
Keeping busy is the remedy for all the ills in America. It’s also the means by which the creative impulse is destroyed.- Joyce Carol Oates
What She Said, May 14: Edwidge Danticat
Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously . . . no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them.
– Edwidge Danticat
What She Said, May 13: Anais Nin
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than create it herself.
– Anais Nin
What She Said, May 12: Katherine Riegel
Our private and beautiful body parts/ should be renamed. There should be as many/ ways to describe them as there are seashells.
– Katherine Riegel
What She Said, May 11: Susan Lilley
Bring forth the furious goddess with no fucks to give. We are waiting. In the meantime, we’ll do the job ourselves.
~ Susan Lilley