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Poem on A Year of Being Here

Happy to have my 2011 poem “A New Approach,” carried today by the online anthology  A Year of Being Here.


There’s been some pretty good recent company on the site too: three of the previous four poems came from Steve Kowit, Denise Levertov and Czeslaw Milosz. 9 more words

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District Lit Reader's Choice Award: very nice!

My poem “Where the Music Died,” has won the District Lit Reader’s Choice Award, I learned today in an e-mail from District Lit’s founding editor, Diana Smith Bolton. 743 more words

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Vote for me! (Actually, for my poem)

Over the years, I’ve written a lot of editorials at election time, saying get out and vote. It’s your civic duty, and your voice at the ballot box does count. 826 more words

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A poem and a foreword

Got a couple of pieces of good news this morning.

My poem “Among Old Graves” has been chosen for Kind of A Hurricane Press’ annual best-of-the-year poetry anthology. 347 more words

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Best of Kind of a Hurricane ... Now in stores

Here’s an excellent gift idea for poetry or literature lovers on your holiday lists this year: Kind of a Hurricane Press’ best-of-2013 anthology is now available in most major bookstores and through multiple online retailers. 72 more words

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Hemingway speaks

I’ve always liked this audio recording of Hemingway’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech. His voice and his diction have an odd affectation to them, but the words themselves are somewhat like a “Gettysburg Address” for writers — a short speech, precisely and effectively compressing much of the essence of Hemingway’s philosophy of what a writer must do to write.

Click here to listen.

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Beautiful Passages

It never hurts to read books to learn something, to be entertained, to be taken away to a different place or time, or thrust into the middle of someone’s intense conversation. 1,229 more words

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