Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Recent Reads....

Little behind on this....

Kelli Russell Agodon - Small Knots - Fabulous!!

W. S. Merwin - Reading in his book The Moving Target - I continue to be impressed by Merwin's style and broad topical range.

Ruth Stone - Readin in her book Ordinary Words. What a remarkable person.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Last Night

At a poetry workshop I attended last night - we warmed up reading some individual poems. I read an Anne Sexton. Also - upon arriving home - flipped through my latest copy of the New Yorker and read a poem by W. S. Merwin titled A Letter To Su T'ung Po. I really found Merwin's poem striking. I loved the way it meshed the past with the present. A most memorable line: "...thinking of you one your river that one bright sheet of moonlight..."

Sunday, March 4, 2007

This weekend....

I am today reading The Book of Folly by Anne Sexton. Published in 1972 it was a winner of The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.