One wild and precious life

posted in: Good Advice, The Journey, Treasures | 12

Yesterday, the news that Mary Oliver had died rippled outward on social media. My Facebook timeline was filled with Oliver’s poetry, with her beautiful, unadorned face. Like others, I noticed that many of the articles being hastily thrown together seemed … Continued

The River of Memory

posted in: The Journey | 2

. I have been thinking a lot about memory lately. Considering why some moments remain vivid, while others fade slowly away. There are whole years of my life from which I do not retain a single memory. And this bothers … Continued

Isn’t it time for poetry to be dead, again?

posted in: Every Atom, The Journey | 2

. Isn’t it about time for the annual “Poetry is Dead” article? Usually the death knell for poetry arises in the month of April, ostensibly “National Poetry Month.” The meager ratcheting up of poetry coverage brings out the hand-wringers and … Continued