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Ace Boggess: Thirty Blessings for Poets

3) May the poem on which you’ve just given up be accepted by the journal you’ve forgotten.
4) May someone quote your work in a movie that has nothing to do with poetry.

November 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Susan Sonde: The Passengers Take Their Seats and Look Forward to the Ride

Because the trip was no less important than the getting there. Because the building-up was marred by the tearing-down. Each in its own way calls for commitment. In an age … Continue reading

January 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mary Oliver: Nature and the Poet

In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it … Continue reading

April 21, 2018 · 3 Comments

Sam Hamill: Poetry, Politics, and Zen

If only we could touch the things of this world at their center, if we could only hear tiny leaves of birch struggling toward April, then we would know. — … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · 10 Comments

John Samuel Tieman: Tuesday

You think of Sigmund Freud. You have a little bust of him on your desk, one you bought at the Freud home when you and your wife were in Vienna. … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Djelloul Marbrook: Poetry as a haunting ley-line system in the service of human evolution

A ley line is a fairy path to the Irish, a dragon line to the Chinese, a djinnway to Arabs, a spirit line to the Incas, a songline to the … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

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