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Poetry Favorites: Jill Alexander Essbaum

Who is your favorite living poet?

Dang it, I love me some Simon Armitage and H.L. Hix.

 

Who is your favorite dead poet?

Hm. I’ve gone through phases. 176 more words

National Poetry Month

Byronic potatoes

I dedicate my lunch today to Lord Byron.

One look at the photo above, and you may think that is an insult – either to Lord Byron or to the… 571 more words

General Chatter

MASTER CLASS

Mavis Staples gave a Master Class on how it’s done at the Bluesfest this year, and she is 76 years old! Got a chance to meet her backstage with the lovely Eve von Bibra.

THE ALVIN BROTHERS

They may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but seeing Alvin Brothers reunited after so many years was a real treat. After meeting them at Bluesfest, they invited us to the Northcote Social Club for an absolutely rocking gig. 8 more words

Byron, Cuvier, Manfred, Coal Hill, Goulds Sugarloaf: 5-8 April 2015

This one had been planned for a while. Like usual, we didn’t know exactly where we’d go, but that (as usual) was kind of irrelevant. It was going to be a rare 4 day walk (it’s not often days off uni and work coincide) and the weather, initially, looked ok (particularly for Easter time). 4,248 more words

Tasmania

The Byronissimo

I know it’s only been a few posts ago since my last post about Byron, but I did warn you! I really have a good reason though¬†to be writing about Byron again, because they’ve released a new special: The Byronissimo! 188 more words