Monthly Archives: February 2019

A reading I’m proud to invite you to

I’m excited about this upcoming reading because I’m reading with two terrific poets in a very congenial setting, Britt Marie’s Wine Bar on Solano. Here are the details.

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A series of poetry videos

Barbara Reynolds runs a reading series the second Sunday of the month at Britt Marie’s, a wine bar on Solano. I am reading there March 10th at 3:30. But here is Barb herself, speaking one of her poems. This is … Continue reading

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A perk

If you are living with Larry, he might say to you from time to time, “I have something funny to show you.” And it will be very funny. Here was today’s offering, which you get to share just by reading … Continue reading

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Monday poem

Ted Kooser was US Poet Laureate in 2004. His poems often deal with the farming communities of the midwest, like this one, which does a great job of capturing a moment and a perspective. Flying at Night Above us, stars. … Continue reading

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Preparing for planting

I haven’t been able to do much in the garden since my encounter with the Land Rover, but this week I hired some help and we dug potatoes, weeded, spread compost and mulch. We left the parseley and a few … Continue reading

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Fast Gas

Dorianne Laux just came out with a new book that I’m reading. Here’s a poem I really enjoyed Fast GasX   for Richard Before the days of self service,when you never had to pump your own gas,I was the one … Continue reading

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Willa Cather: The exemplary sentence

I reread A Lost Lady this week. Inhaled it really. The characters are so vivid, as is the portrait of the farm towns of the prairies at the turn of the century. The great rail roads were built, and the … Continue reading

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