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Phinally Phriday

It’s finally Friday, and after work today I’ll be driving over Hogback to HollyCornblog’s house! She says she’ll have the chiminea going and some homebrews ready for sampling when I get there! In soccer news I see that, apparently, a … Continue reading

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Poetry, Politics and (of Course) WPS

First, the poem – a beauty by Mark Strand from today’s Writer’s Almanac … My Name by Mark Strand Once when the lawn was a golden green and the marbled moonlit trees rose like fresh memorials in the scented air, … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Alexander's Poetry – on a Sleety Saturday

There’s a very interesting article posted on Christmas Eve in the NY Times about Elizabeth Alexander – the poet who’ll be reading at Obama’s Inauguration. But for now, here is Elizabeth Alexander reading Ars Poetica #92: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lC9Vyhir2Y … and here … Continue reading

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Eagles Not Soaring … and Snow Done … for Now

Amazingly (to me) – but then again, not (not really) the Eagles lost yesterday to the Redskins.  Meanwhile, the Patriots were dominant … and in the Phantastic Phootball Phanatics’ Phantasy Phootball Phinal, this was Pliny’s Phavorite moment … as PhatCats … Continue reading

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Obama and Poetry

From The Poetry Foundation (via Alice) here is a link to a wonderful podcast on the subject of our new president’s relationship to poetry. How refreshing is it to even be able to contemplate such a subject!?

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Poetry Sunday

Sometimes the morning’s fare from The Writer’s Almanac is too good to not share. How To Be a Poet by Wendell Berry (to remind myself) Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affection, … Continue reading

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Three Poets in Winter

Last night I and hundreds of others in Concord, NH, witnessed an amazing reading of poetry by three United States Poets Laureate:  Maxine Kumin, Donald Hall, and Charles Simic.  Its remarkable to see and hear so much richness and virtuousity … Continue reading

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And another thing …

I keep meaning to mention that Thursday was William Stafford’s birthday.  He was a wonderful poet, born in the town of Liberal, Kansas in 1914.  He died in 1993 and has in the habit of writing a poem a day.  On … Continue reading

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