Just a few short (and not-so short) videos featuring Poets on Craft. Highlights include Jane Hirshfield speaking on transitions, Aimee Nez on capturing landscape/natural world, Tim Seibles on metaphor and Terrance Hayes reflecting on style. Enjoy!
Aja Couchois Duncan, Allan Peterson, Ashland Poetry Press, Bear Star Press, Burt Kimmelman, CavanKerry Press, Dana Green, Dancing Girl Press, Daneen Wardrop, David Rivard, David Weville, Donika Kelly, Dos Madres Press, Ehtlel Rackin, Eileen Tabios, Floating Bridge Press, Glenis Redmond, Graywolf Press, Greg Alan Brownderville, Kevin Carey, Knives Forks Spoons Press, Lee Sharkey, Litmus Press, LSU Press, Lydia Popovich, Lydia Swartz, Lyn Hejinian, Marsh Hawk Press, Max Ritvo, Megan Snyder-Camp, Michael Rothenberg, Milkweed Editions, Mouthfeel Press, Natalie Safir, Noah Warren, Omnidawn Press, Paper Swans Press, Parlor Press, poetry covers, Press53, Shinjini Bhattacharjee, small press poetry, Tarpaulin Sky, Tavern Books, Tupelo Press, Yale Press
Dos Madres Press
Floating Bridge Press
Ashland Poetry Press
Dancing Girl Press
Knives Forks Spoons Press
Bear Star Press
Marsh Hawk Press
Here’s three poetry collections to help get you started:
Heid Erdrich‘s CELL TRAFFIC (Sun Tracks, Univ. of AZ)
Tiffany Midge‘s THE WOMAN WHO MARRIED A BEAR (Univ. of NM)
Leave your suggestions in the comments.
#readwomen, Alice Notley, books to read in pairs, booktube, Carol Birch, Certain Magical Acts, Circassian Girl, female poets, Jen Campbell, Joan Kane, M. Miranda Maloney, M.J. McGrath, Marie Benedict, Michelle Mitchell-Foust, Orphans of the Carnival, poetry and fiction pairings, T.C. Boyle, The Cormorant Hunter's Wife, The Lost Letters of Mileva, The Other Einstein, The Terranauts, White Heat
Playing off Booktuber Jen Campbell’s Books to Read in Pairs Tag, I’ve got a few novel + poetry pairings for you. Whether you are a novels-only gal or a hardcore poethead, a double dip will enhance your literary muscle. Go ahead and brag to your friends over your next glass of wine or steaming cup of coffee!! #readwomen
[Sorry T.C., but you’re sort of the token male in this list. I really liked your book, though, so there’s that.]
My poetry chapbook MEN& BEASTS if forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. Look for it in the 2017 series, due out in late Feb/early March.
Yes, BoneSparkblog has been sadly neglected this summer, but I have something yummy for all you fiction writers out there…………….
A BRAND NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL
featuring a Craft Talks (Writers on Writing) playlist that will blow your socks off.
But don’t let the genre labels fool you, scribblers, these videos have juicy advice that is applicable across categories.
So dig in!! And look for its poetry cousin in the very near future.
#2sDayPoems, Alice Walker, Andrea Cohen, blue bowls, Cherries, Daily Painter, flash fiction, Fourway Books, Furst Not Mine, Graywolf Press, Jane Kenyon, Kathy Wochele, New England, Orion, Poetry Foundation, Southern, women painters, Women writers
Today’s picks are from New England masters, and are poems short in length but long on symbolism–life (blue bowls), rebirth (cherries) and renewal (robin), to name a few. I also wanted to gift you with a beautiful bit of flash fiction centered around the same symbolism.
BONUS ALERT===> Click Alice Walker’s “My Mother’s Blue Bowl” to read the piece in its entirety. And be sure to check out more work from Daily Painter Kathy Wochele, whose painting “Cherries” is featured above.
THE BLUE BOWL
by Andrea Cohen
In the minute it took
to fetch the blue bowl
from the kitchen
to pick the just-ripe
cherries, the blackbirds
had come. They picked
the branches clean, ascending
into their own blue bowl.
Lacking wings, I…
My weekly contribution to David Abrams’ “Sunday Sentence” project in which participants share the best sentence read during the past week “out of context and without commentary.”
There had been a sign to detour in the center of the main street of this town, but cars had obviously gone through, so, believing it was some repair which had been completed, Nicholas Adams drove on through the town along the empty, brick-paved street, stopped by traffic lights that flashed on and off on this traffic-less Sunday, and would be gone next year when the payments on the system were not met; on under the heavy trees of the small town that are a part of your heart if it is your town and you have walked under them, but that are only too heavy, that shut out the sun and that dampen the houses for a stranger; out past the last house and onto the highway that rose and fell straight away ahead with banks of red dirt sliced clearly away and the second-growth timber on both sides.
SOURCE: Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Fathers and Sons” from The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition
I recently ran across this image of Mount Airy, NC’s Big Apple Cow in flickr wonderland. Hope Bill doesn’t mind the link. It made me think of a poem I’d seen on Poetry Out Loud in April, which led me back to another poem from Poetry mag (June 2014), which ended in this interesting but somewhat rambling post. There are apples and cows and interior/American landscapes. Well, just read the post.
[ Use the links for full text, author bio and collection info.]
IN A LANDSCAPE: I
by John Gallaher
TO LIVE WITH A LANDSCAPE