My mother sent me the link to this music video by 8th Day. The music is great, but what made me smile the most was the little boy in peyos and a sweatshirt with a Batman patch bopping to the beat. I also really appreciate the mixing of...
Don’t refuse the aging day’s demise.
This is from an essay called “Here Today,” in Hayden Carruth’s Effluences from the Sacred Caves. In my early years as a poet, I learned more about craft from reading this book than almost anywhere else: “[W]hen poems gain in fluency and intelligibility, and hence in meaning, from being printed as prose, it is because […]
So I’m reading The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century Poetry, edited by Rita Dove, in preparation for the poetry workshop I’ll be teaching this semester, and four very different poems, almost all in a row, by four very different poets, took my breath away: “Power,” by Audre Lorde, “The Prediction,” by Mark Strand, “A Stone […]