Monthly Archives: April 2018

Essy Stone

Thanks to a workshop with David St. John, I heard about a poet who is currently his student at USC. Essy Stone’s book, What It Done to Us, is a group of gripping, tough poems that seem to be written … Continue reading

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Alicia Ostriker

Though I haven’t read much of her, what I’ve seen, I like. This from Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day series: Thirsting It’s not that the old are wise But that we thirst for the wisdom we had at twenty when … Continue reading

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Desultory Saturday

A friend asked that I post more recipes, and this morning I made one of my basic breakfast variations–so delicious. You may not be able to go out and pick greens from your garden, but any greens will do. In … Continue reading

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Another Monday poem on Tuesday

At a workshop this weekend someone brought this poem, by Lynn Emanuel, and I remembered how much I like her work. Why it took me so long to get the poem up here, I don’t know. The days seem to … Continue reading

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Monday Poem

I’m still reading Bullets into Bells, the anthology about gun violence. It’s a remarkable collection. On Saturday we had a local town hall to follow up on the students’ march against gun violence. I realized we think about it almost … Continue reading

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Side of fries, $100

This morning I made fried potatoes for breakfast. The potatoes had been in the ground the day before, and I used hand- rendered beef tallow mixed with a little bacon grease for the cooking fat. I cooked the onions and … Continue reading

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New chicks

It’s like Christmas morning when new chicks arrive. I ordered a new breed, called Cukoo Bluebars, in February, and Tuesday morning, five baby chicks arrived, shipped USPS overnight from Ohio. I had a brooder all ready for them, and they’ll … Continue reading

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Poetry Monday

This poem is from Poetry Sunday, in Women’s Voices for Change, a great resource. Usually hosted by Rebecca Foust, the Marin County Poet Laureate, this week’s selection is from another local poet, Susan Cohen. There are three other poems by Agi … Continue reading

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