Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday a return to Plath

Went back to Sylvia Plath - reread several poems from Ariel today. I return to them periodically. How can I not?

A new read to me, Michelle Chan Brown - Read her poem Blind Date With My Father, 1976. Fascinating, I need to find some more of her work.

Victoria Chang is a poet who I enjoy reading,  today I read her poem Dear P. XII

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Poems

A few of the poems I read today:

  • Heather McHugh - DOMESTIQUE
  • Heather McHugh - NOT TO BE DWELLED ON
  • Heather McHugh - FASTENER
  • Dorianne Laux  - THE SHIPFITTER'S WIFE
  • Dorianne Laux - ON THE BACK PORCH
  • Dorianne Laux - ENOUGH MUSIC
  • Kelli Russell Agodon - HOOVER

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I've been so neglectful

Yes it's eons since I posted here.  While I'm very routine on my regular blog, I don't always make note of what I've been reading. I am going to try and do better.


• Fenny Sterenborg - poet / blogger from the Netherlands.   Come Lie With Me For A While. This is a new post of Fenny's and I enjoyed it. 

• Joannie Kervran Stangeland - The Musician Plays on Rue Corneille. I like how Stangland's poem moves from one point to another and the juxtaposition between them.

• Re-reading some of the poems in Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes

Monday, November 19, 2007

A few poems from yesterday

  • Robert Phillips - Insturment of Choice
  • Elizabeth Bishop - Letter to N.Y.
  • Robert Bly - For My Son Noah, Ten Years Old
  • Vassar Miller - Morning Person
  • Arthur Guiterman - Routine
  • Charles Bukowski - Petry Readings

I woould say that none of these were remarkable. Elisabeth Bishop's Letter to N.Y. perhaps struck my fancy more than any of the others. Still, they were all worth reading.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Relying on Short Term Memory Here

I'm way behind here and I won't even pretend to catch up... Just to say here are a few of my more recent reads that I can recall:
  • W.S. Merwin - Now Renting, To The Insects
  • Kevin Prufer - The Astronomer's Dream
  • Faye Adams - Cameo Appearance
  • Gary Beck - Confusion

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I'm behind.... this to update

Not read as much poetry per say as I would like to recently, but I have had my nose in some poetry related books.

I did read some more Jane Kenyon this weekend and last week a read a poem sent to me by a local K.C. area poet and friend Missi Rasmussen. Missi's poem was absolutely amazing and I have to say, one of her very best.

I've read a couple W.S. Merwin. Hopefully I can finish out the week with a variety of other poets including some new ones.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Jane Kenyon Night

Last night I took a break to read some poetry... read only poetry written by Jane Kenyon.

The following Poems: