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Creative Notes

I receive email updates from Barbara Crooker.  One of the pages on her website is Barbara Crooker’s poems published online.

This weekend I also enjoyed visiting Lora Zill’s site, … 37 more words


I never say I'm a poet

I met Barbara Crooker one summer at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA). She’s a gentle, impish writer who’s work has won many awards. Garrison Keillor has read 24 of her poems on… 1,697 more words

"All of us dazzling in the brilliant slanting light": Barbara Crooker's "Strewn"

Last week, my uncle, who lives in Maine, came for a visit, which was excellent in all respects except that it was too short. And it just so happened that last week’s… 123 more words

Recommended Reading

Sometimes, I Am Startled Out of Myself

This is a beautiful poem of hope and re-birth. Read it slowly, letting the words roll in your mouth, munching on the words and letting it sink in. 208 more words


Sometimes, I Am Startled Out of Myself,

like this morning, when the wild geese came squawking,
flapping their rusty hinges, and something about their trek
across the sky made me think about my life, the places… 145 more words

Over/ Under the Rainbow

Over/Under the Rainbow

By Barbara Crooker

Much has been written about including children with disabilities in the classroom, but I haven’t seen a lot of articles on integrating these children in sports. 1,255 more words

Everything She Needs is at Her Feet—the Garden Poetry of Barbara Crooker

I was happy to hear that Barbara Crooker, whose poetry has been read many times by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac and has also appeared in Greenwoman, has a new book out,  862 more words

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