Monthly Archives: April 2014

One more prose poem

This one is from Mark Ford’s Selected Poems​ published by Coffee House Press (2014). Mark said this is the only prose poem he’s ever written.  If, like me, you’re a fan of Hart Crane, it’s especially delicious. It’s in the form of … Continue reading

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Interrobang & octothorpe

Perhaps typography doesn’t interest you, but my associations with letter press printers, those odd creatures who print by taking the individual letters and putting them together into rows of type, running ink over them and creating art, has led me … Continue reading

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Transformation Monday

I went to a poetry reading at the lovely Falkirk House, sponsored by the Marin Poetry Center. It was a reading entitled Poetry and Spirituality, featuring my friend and fellow Squaw attendee, Christina Hutchins, and a woman I hadn’t known before, … Continue reading

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The Prose Poem

It’s hard to define exactly how a prose poem differs from prose. But for me, a short piece that has an edge, that stays with you, that feels more powerful than the usual snippet of prose, is a prose poem. … Continue reading

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More about poetry

Having lunch with my daughter yesterday, we were talking about a poetry workshop at the 92nd St. Y. “It’s weird,” my daughter said, “Nobody seems to want to read poetry, but everyone seems to want to write it.” This is … Continue reading

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Another Monday

Somehow, I never posted this…so here it is, another Monday, and time for a poem. I lost Monday this week, traveling. It’s odd the way you step into a sealed tube, pass hours suspended above the continent, then emerge on the … Continue reading

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