October 13, 2012
This is an amazing article by Elizabeth Harball about an amazing place -- the Institute of American Indian Arts. But more than that, it's a story about finding your own voice no matter what everyone tells you. The link is on the right sidebar.
September 30, 2012
Bianca Stone is the granddaughter of Ruth Stone, poet extraordinaire. Now a poet in her own right, Bianca is also a poem illustrator. As she says, "Words and images can react on the same plane." And sometimes having those images can change the meaning or the beats of the words. Read more here in her interview with Elizabeth Harball on the Poetry Foundation website. (Click the link on the right!)
August 1, 2012
I am the worst blogger ever. And really, I don't care because that's not where my heart is. But every now and again I see something that makes me sit up and say, "I need to share this. I want everyone to know."
So follow the link on the side to read an interview with Emily Kendal Frey, author the the Poetry Center of America's Norma Farber First Book Award for "The Grief Performance." Her ideas on writing and being open to the world, being a "sieve" to absorb and then define the world, and loving the path to description are perfect for any writer.
And you get to read a poem, too!