The best “blurb” I have ever seen advocating for the reading of a book is the following: ‘Read these poems.’ Stephen Spender’s “blurb” on the back cover of COLLECTED POEMS 1945 – 1990 by the Welsh poet, R. S. Thomas.
PIECE BY PIECE You say that to analyze me like taking apart a clock is the way you can build trust. I admit I can be taken apart without much effort. Does it work both ways? I remember when I
by Denise Low Jigsaw puzzles occupied my husband and me as we outlasted the Covid-19 lockdown. The tidy, closed borders of the puzzle had a recursive quality that reminded me of poetry forms. “Recursive” is a term I learned from
Blue Cedar Press has a new book by Roy Beckemeyer, honored last month with the Nelson Poetry Award and named by the Kansas Authors Club as its outstanding poet. Watch for it later this month. Roy’s poems are lush in
If you are thinking of coming for a day or two, don’t bother, unless you want to just “see the sights,” like the beautiful blue-green Neretva River, Stari Most (the famous 16th century footbridge), the beauty of numerous mosques and
The first book of poems I ever actually bought was the Modern Library edition of the Collected Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. During the same wild spending spree I also bought, The Interpretation of Dreams, by Freud. Within the same