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The Unlikely Rio de Janeiro - Nova Scotia Queer Celebrity Connection

This article traces the unlikely queer celebrity connection between Rio de Janeiro and Nova Scotia. Let’s start from the beginning.

During my recent stay in Rio, I stayed in a variety of apartments and neighbourhoods. 1,449 more words

Of bilinguism, the meaning of loss, and the future of this blog

I haven’t written here in a while, but I have been thinking about this blog recently – my own small piece of virtual space, and I am considering giving it another go. 561 more words

On Elizabeth Bishop

She began with the idea that little is known and that much is puzzling.

So begins Colm Tóibín”s wonderful little book, On Elizabeth Bishop. The book is one of those pocket-sized books, has generous margins, and is only 199 pages long.

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Poets who paint

Picture: ’43 King Street’, c. 1935, Elizabeth Bishop (1911–79). Alice Methfessel Collection

Here’s a good piece on why writers paint.  Contains good insights on Plath as well as Bishop.   40 more words


Fifteen Pieces of Literature: Fifteen Shades of What They Call LO.V.E. (3)

A bundle of myrrh is well-beloved unto me;

he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.

Songs of Songs chapter 1, verse 13 (KJV)

So I have issues – serious and personal – with what gets called as a ‘LOVE Poems’. 1,746 more words


Poem of the Week and a Thought (16.08.2015)

On a family reunion: 12 hours so full of love they seem to seep into the rest. Sad days spent recently are somehow softened and those to come feel a little warmed by this haze of fierce, familial affection. 386 more words


Mastering Disaster? Loss in 'One Art' by Elizabeth Bishop

‘One Art’ by Elizabeth Bishop – Poem Analysis

The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster. 622 more words