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Nostalgia, Spots of Time and Ourselves

My Dad is getting more forgetful. True, he has just made his 95th birthday but like that stain that slowly spreads into “a gigantic ace of hearts” at the murderous climax of Hardy’s… 1,035 more words

poets I'm reading: The Old Flame by Robert Lowell

Last night I was dipping into some of Robert Lowell‘s shorter pieces. I really enjoyed this one, written circa 1959. “…..there snowbound together, simmering like wasps in our tent of books!”….. 256 more words


Poetry Drinking Game

Take a shot for each poet you’ve read! If you haven’t had the pleasure, then click on the cover to purchase the book missing from your collection. 682 more words

Poet Love

Randall Jarrell Part Four

This article appeared in The Nation on Sunday March 15 2015

The Cruel Critic

After the Second World War, Jarrell achieved a measure of success, financial security, critical esteem and happiness. 1,604 more words

The Nation

March 1 in history

752 BC Romulus, first king of Rome celebrated the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses.

86 BC  Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, entered Athens, removing the tyrant… 893 more words


WORDS WEDNESDAY: Robert Lowell, I Can't Quit You

Skunk Hour

By Robert Lowell

For Elizabeth Bishop

Nautilus Island’s hermit
heiress still lives through winter in her Spartan cottage;
her sheep still graze above the sea. 258 more words

Words Wednesday

Inheritance: The Tradition of Using Forms in Poetry

I have been studying poetry intensely for the past four years of my life. I can say, with finality, I will be studying, celebrating it, and writing it until I die. 583 more words