http://www.pulitzerremix.com/ I’m already 4 days behind but it sounds like a game worth playing. Let me re-check the rules. The full explanation is below. As ever, I’m a little dubious about the idea of borrowing other people’s writing and calling it “found poetry”. I think the Journal’s editors got a bored of the very … More Found Poetry in Pulitzer Novels
I’m considering the idea of doing a series of textbooks starting with an overview: “History was made by teenage girls.” Chapters on Pocahontas, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Phillis Wheatley and on the culture impact of fictional teens such as Shakespeare’s Juliet. I need to round it out by researching more young heroines and pioneers in … More History was made by Teenage Girls
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned. –Edna St. Vincent Millay I was struck by the recent* school shooting to create an archive of occasional poems because the occasion of unfathomable collective grief is as predictable an event these days as any national holiday. I wanted to write poetry about … More Grief and Poetry: I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
Four Days After the Shooting By Mary Anne Mohanraj I dropped off my son at preschool yesterday, drove by a school playground, the children lining up in messy rows. I started to cry, again. Wiped my tears and went on to shop for holiday gifts, spending more, perhaps, on our children than I’d planned. They … More Mary Anne Mohanraj poem: Four Days After the Shooting
In light of recent events, this page will be static and will connect to poetry, online altars, useful and/or healing connections or dialogues. Recent events: The tragic shootings at the Mall in Clackamas, Oregon (2 shoppers dead and some injured) and at Sandy Hook Elementary School (20 students and 6 faculty). Not included in those … More Poems of Healing
Today I received and wanted to share the most beautiful letter (and news) from editor and publishing phenoms, Julie R. Enszer and Merry Gangemi, both striking poets in their own rites: Merry and I were pleased to nominate your work from Sinister Wisdom this year for a Pushcart Prize. Our nomination is in the mail. It was a pleasure to select pieces … More Nominated for the Pushcart Prize