This weekend, Matt & I were in Philadelphia for Gum’s memorial service. “Gum,” Matt’s grandmother, passed away over the summer after a long, full life. We were both quite close to her, so it was nice to have a chance to be with the rest of Matt’s family to share remembrances and, well, just to […]
Another uplifting Baltimore poem. Also– some thoughts about sites of crime, sites of history, and the nature of sight itself.
And happy birthday! Faulkner would be 117 today. Not an auspicious birthday, but occasion enough to inspire two tanka. Plus: a bit about pantoums and repetition in poetry.
Some poetry-related links I’ve recently run across– My friend Jennifer Tuttle posted this link on FB to an interview with Sean Haldane, a neuroscientist who was just nominated to be Professor of Poetry at Oxford University–you’ll want to be sure to read to the end, as the really good stuff comes at the finish. His […]
My adventure with the Loyola Chamber Ensemble begins.
Two haiku by me, and some ruminations–formal and historical–about tanka.
A poem and a TV show on women’s prisons–does the medium make the message?
Bodymore, Murdaland in 17 syllables. Or maybe, a few fewer.
In honor of Labor Day, a meditation on how much work it takes to write a poem. And–surprise! ekphrasis.
Making some swatches … planning some projects. Updates on the “doings” part of “Think. Do.”