Review: Grief Is the Thing With Feathers

DAD My day-to-day work, see, is reading manuscripts, so you can see what put me on to publishing--my day job. By night I read Ted Hughes, my favorite poet, particularly his crow poems. The conjunction of bright idea (day) and Ted's crows (night) put me on to this novella in verse...kinda, sorta verse. BOYS We … Continue reading Review: Grief Is the Thing With Feathers

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What? I Can’t Write About This?

One of the most enjoyable aspects of publishing a first book of poetry is--what else?--readers, but less obviously, it's readers' reactions to poems. Here's irony. Reading a lot about poetry, I often come across comments from experts, critics, and even other poets, spreading rumors like, "When writing poetry, you should never write about nature because … Continue reading What? I Can’t Write About This?