Posts Tagged ‘ poet ’

Marlene Mountain – is/let

Marlene Mountain

1939-2018

Source: Marlene Mountain – is/let

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Haiku as a Protest

then I must go to the Mountain: (space reserved) for Marlene Mountain / by Jack Galmitz

A Very Warm Mountain / by Richard Gilbert

Image Haiku of Marlene Mountain

photo from American Haiku Archives

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A Chinese Poet’s Unusual Path From Isolated Farm Life to Celebrity – The New York Times

LOUISE LANDES LEVI | A Longhouse Birdhouse

O Ancestors,
 
Be in my embrace,
 
 
We
 
don’t know
 
who’s us & who’s here &
 
who are you, awake in my dream
 
 
I dream whose Vaster Continent,
 
in my bed, in my bed
 
of  
 
             dreams.

Irina Ratushinskaya, Soviet Dissident and Writer, Dies at 63 (4 March 1954, Odessa – 5 July 2017, Moscow)

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Poems Ms. Ratushinskaya wrote on cigarette papers in prison.
Credit Marianne Barcellona/The LIFE Images Collection, via Getty Images

And I will tell of the first beauty I saw in captivity.
A frost-covered window! No spy-holes, nor walls,
Nor cell-bars, nor the long endured pain —
Only a blue radiance on a tiny pane of glass.Irina Ratushinskayafrom one of the soap poemsIrina Ratushinskaya

John Ashbery, Celebrated and Challenging Poet, Dies at 90 – The New York Times

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John Ashbery, Paris, 1959. Photo by Walter Silver.

 

In the poem “In a Wonderful Place,” published in the 2009 collection “Planisphere,” he offered a brief, bittersweet look back.

____

I spent years exhausting my good works

on the public, all for seconds

Time to shut down colored alphabets

flutter in the fresh breeze of autumn. It

draws like a rout. Or a treat.

____

John Ashbery– The New York Times

Poems and Poetics: Heriberto Yépez: Re-Reading María Sabina

 

Source: Poems and Poetics: Heriberto Yépez: Re-Reading María Sabina

The Secret Lives of Grace Paley’s Women | New Republic

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There are many generous writers, and many who cared more for living and writing and their families than they cared for fame. But of all these Grace Paley is one of the very best, which A Grace Paley Reader knows. – Josephine Livingstone

Source: The Secret Lives of Grace Paley’s Women | New Republic

for poet Tom Nicotera

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