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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

Garden Writers We Love

Sunday Blessings

I’m reading SMALL RAIN by Barbara Crooker (2014, purple flag press).  Several of her books live on my shelves.  Please visit her site for more information.  35 more words


Praying with Fringes 1/26/2015 - the snow in great sheets across the yard

The Slate Grey Junco
Barbara Crooker

with his immaculate bib, sooty jacket,
bobs in the snow for sunflower seeds.
Caught between two needs, hunger and shelter, 123 more words

friday feast: welcoming the new year with two poems by barbara crooker

by Barbara Crooker

the house settles back into itself,
wrapped up in silence, a robe
around its shoulders. Nothing
is roasting in the oven or cooling… 751 more words

Poetry Friday

Poetry notes

The Lyric (Fall 2014; Volume 94, Number 4) arrived today.  ” . . . the oldest magazine in North America in continuous publication devoted to traditional poetry.”  The Editor is Jean Mellichamp Milliken. 32 more words


We never think about the glories of breath, oxygen cascading down our throats to the lungs

All That Is Glorious Around Us
is not, for me, these grand vistas, sublime peaks, mist-filled
overlooks, towering clouds, but doing errands on a day… 201 more words


Marsha Schuh Cooks Up Cardamon Rolls and Creativity at Ontario's Ovitt Family Community Library

The Ovitt Family Community Library hosted a poetry workshop this evening with Marsha Schuh, a long time Ontario resident and poet deserving to be the city’s poet laureate. 170 more words