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Elizabeth Bishop, 1911-1979

The state with the prettiest name,
the state that floats in brackish water,
held together by mangrave roots
that bear while living oysters in clusters, 319 more words


James Dickey and Me


Like hundreds of other po-dunk wannabe poets, I took James Dickey’s verse seminar course when he was poet-in-residence at the University of South Carolina. That semester — the Fall of ’76 – ended up being a significant one for Dickey, who in the course of its 15 weeks became a widower and a bridegroom. 1,588 more words


Beautifully done graphics based on iconic poems . . .

Poetic Analytics” by Ali Shapiro posted on Ploughshares back in February are something not to be missed! She gives us well-thought out graphical representations of four well-loved poems, including  35 more words


Hello Friends...

Hello friends,

I’m in the process of migrating from blogger to wordpress so I’m bringing over some old posts…

Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Girlzonfire is making slow but steady progress. 107 more words

Elizabeth Bishop

Saturday Poem: 'Lullaby for the Cat' by Elizabeth Bishop

Minnow, go to sleep and dream,
Close your great big eyes;
Round your bed Events prepare
The pleasantest surprise.

Darling Minnow, drop that frown,
Just cooperate, 32 more words

A Dream Pang, and one third of a blanket

Just in case you’re wondering, here’s what almost one third of a (rather small) granny blanket looks like. Yay!

Also, I got myself the complete works of Robert Frost yesterday. 458 more words


"Found Objects" 1948/1955 Elizabeth Bishop

“It was somewhere near there/ I saw what frightened me most of all:/ A holy grave, not looking particularly holy,/ one of a group under a keyhole-arched stone baldaquin.”