Basho Springs a Surprise (and Other Paeans to Spring)

It feels like winter still, but the Old Farmer's Almanac says differently. It's the first day of spring. The long-awaited equinox. Poets, like farmers, have forever taken note. It moved Robert "Beginning to Melt" Frost to prayer, for instance: "A Prayer in Spring" Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today; And give us not … Continue reading Basho Springs a Surprise (and Other Paeans to Spring)

A Poetic Voice for the Deaf and the Blind

Recently, there’s been an interesting development in the arts–a reactive one that reflects turmoil in the political world. The more Trump and some of his emboldened followers continue their drumbeat of discriminatory words and policies based on race, religion, gender, and sexual identity, the more poets and writers begin to write about the minority experience. … Continue reading A Poetic Voice for the Deaf and the Blind