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Spiralling Spells: On Making a Selected Poems April 30, 2012: Poetry has always been about time for me, and perhaps because of that—perhaps because I wanted to understand time from a place outside it—it’s felt timeless.  I started writing poems when [...] by

Amy Lowell: Wings and Windows April 30, 2012: Amy Lowell…now there’s a poet most of us probably feel is safely tucked away for good in some old trunk, wrapped in tissue paper, if not mothballs.  “Patterns,” right? [...] by

(I)nhabit or Cont(I)mplate April 25, 2012: The I that is still I arises but not (I)n every poem there are poems that arise around (I)t (I)nstead… I have felt for years that there are some poems (Williams, Hughes, Bogan, Rich, Cavafy), [...] by

Are we not yet I? April 20, 2012: Lavinia Greenlaw asks, “So nothing new exactly, except perhaps for the notion of the poem not belonging to the poet. Are we ready for that?” Are we?  Are we ready for the poem not [...] by

Couplets for Mistress Bradstreet?! April 17, 2012: “Heroic couplets?,” my husband Glen asked in astonishment. “Why are you writing in heroic couplets?”  Well, I answered him, half-wondering, again, the same thing myself, [...] by

Poetry Diplomacy in the Congo April 13, 2012: Audre Lorde wrote that “poetry is not a luxury,” a truth that came home to me with a thud recently when I had the amazing experience of traveling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the [...] by

Dante in the Cathedral April 9, 2012: Every Maundy Thursday for the past twenty years, poets and poetry lovers have gathered in the cavernous shadowy nave of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in upper Manhattan  to read from [...] by

Villanelles Rock Bowery Poetry Club April 3, 2012: National Poetry Month kicked off for me with the launch of VILLANELLES at Bowery Poetry Club Saturday night.  Much about the event felt surreal.  Intense jammed-up juxtapositions of poetic styles: [...] by

Bringing poetry to market December 6, 2011: Who: Holly S. Morrison What: Custom Poems Picked Fresh When: Wednesdays Where: Portland, Maine farmers’ market “Open Door” features audio, video, and online media to document dynamic [...] by

Form and Suffering April 30, 2010: Kwame, dear Kwame, don’t forget there is an inside to every outside, a trajectory to every incarnation!  You say,  “the absence of form, for what it is worth, is often the hallmark of [...] by