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Elaine Equi

One can fill every inch
with writing and still
be no closer to the poem

as it lies there
a liar with a beautiful voice… 21 more words


Richard Brautigan

It is raining today
in the mountains.

It is a warm green rain
with love
in its pockets
for spring is here,
and does not dream… 18 more words


1919, by John Dos Passos, 1932

‘1919’ is the second book in Dos Passos’s ‘USA’ trilogy. Which immediately begs the question, why read only the middle book in a trilogy? You wouldn’t read only ‘The Two Towers’, would you? 699 more words

Book Review

Visiting Red Cloud, Nebraska

For my first blog post I thought I’d share my trip to Nebraska that I went on thanks to the Janet Warner/Eric Rump Travel Award! I want to shamelessly promote this award because it allowed me to go on such a fun and educational trip! 678 more words

Joan Didion

Memory fades, memory adjusts, memory conforms to what we think we remember. ― Joan Didion, Blue Nights. (Knopf; First Edition edition November 1, 2011)


John Berryman: Centenary Essays published #WorldPoetryDay

Drawing on the proceedings of two conferences organized to celebrate the centenary of John Berryman’s birth in 2014, John Berryman: Centenary Essays provides new perspectives on a major US American poet’s work by critics from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. 279 more words