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February 2013

The Sunday Poem : G.C. Waldrep

By | 2016-11-11T21:51:48+00:00 02.16.13|The Sunday Poem, Words|

  G.C. Waldrep's hat (Photo courtesy of G.C. Waldrep)   For a writer who has lived a fascinating, unconventional life, the poetry of G.C. Waldrep is remarkably devoid of ego. While other writers with Waldrep’s life experience might be tempted to use their own story as window dressing, Waldrep never [...]

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The Sunday Poem: Thomas Rain Crowe

By | 2016-11-11T21:51:52+00:00 02.02.13|The Sunday Poem, Words|

    Writer Thomas Rain Crowe     About The Laugharne Poems by Thomas Rain Crowe   “While visiting Wales for the first time in 1993, I immediately adopted a love for the culture and community, was fondly given the name of ‘Tierec’, and was given permission (in fact, the [...]

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January 2013

The Sunday Poem : Paula Bohince

By | 2016-11-11T21:51:54+00:00 01.26.13|The Sunday Poem, Words|

  Paula Bohince (Photo by Patrick Mullen)   "There’s movement in [Paula] Bohince’s ­poems, but it’s gradual and subtle — an eye passing like Ken Burns’s camera over a still image, discovering new details," writes Eric McHenry in today's New York Times Book Review: The nouns pile up like [...]

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The Sunday Poem : Evie Shockley

By | 2016-11-11T21:51:57+00:00 01.19.13|The Sunday Poem, Words|

  Writer Evie Shockley on Signal Hill in Cape Town, South Africa (Photo by Stéphane Robolin)   "Evie Shockley seems to step to us wearing an alluring silk gown and steel-toe guerilla boots. She possesses that rare combination of grace and subversiveness." This is poet Terrance Hayes commenting on Evie [...]

The Sunday Poem : Erica Funkhouser

By | 2016-11-11T21:51:59+00:00 01.12.13|The Sunday Poem, Words|

    "I think I don't really know who I am, or what I think, or what I believe unless I'm in the process of writing," says poet Erica Funkhouser. "That's where all of my discovery takes place, that's where all of my confrontation takes place -- I would say not [...]

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The Sunday Poem : John Lane

By | 2016-11-11T21:52:00+00:00 01.06.13|The Sunday Poem, Words|

  John Lane (Photo by Helen Correll)   John Lane is a poet with the eye of a naturalist. Quarries. Cottonmouths in a creek. Civil War battlefields. Suburban lawns. These are the places he turns to for meaning. Lane understands that our relationship to the environment is a symbiotic one [...]

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December 2012

The Sunday Poem : Mark Doty

By | 2016-11-11T21:52:03+00:00 12.22.12|The Sunday Poem, Words|

  Mark Doty at Readers' Books in Sonoma, California, after the publication of his New York Times bestselling memoir Dog Years (Photo courtesy the author)   Finding a memorable contemporary poem about Christmas is a lot like discovering a jaw-dropping piece of Christmas music. In other words, the task [...]

The Sunday Poem : Janlori Goldman

By | 2016-11-11T21:52:05+00:00 12.15.12|The Sunday Poem, Words|

  Janlori Goldman   It's hard to believe that the winter solstice is this week. For residents of the Northern Hemisphere, December 21st is both the longest night, and the shortest day, depending on your perspective. On December 21st, there will be 24 hours of daylight south of the Antarctic [...]

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