Monthly Archives: September 2017

A poem not just for tax season

Lat time I was at Squaw Valley Community of Writers I discovered that there was another poet not just from my very small town, but who lives on my short block, seven or eight hoses down from me. How lucky! … Continue reading

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On the wall this month

We are rich in broadsides, those page-size, elegant, usually letterpress versions of a single poem designed to be framed on the wall. We keep one up in the guest bathroom and change it out regularly. This one by Charles Simic, … Continue reading

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Linguistics

Larry quoted this to me today: “In the word ‘scene,’ is it the c or the s that’s silent?”  

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Ilya Kaminsky

A fellow poet recommended his work to me, and I have been reading his book, Dancing in Odessa. Here’s a poem from that book that I really like: Envoi xxxxxxxxxxxxxxYou will die on a boat from Yalta to Odessa. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx–a … Continue reading

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