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.
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
When I help a woman on with her jacket,
my sexuality grabs my gender identity
and waltzes it around the room. … More Poem to Share: Intersection
Feel free to share this poem (complete and with attribution) to your own blog or in any medium you choose. Art likes to travel. Our Lady of Stones There are too many lepers, too many sicknesses for any one age to hope to cure. What water will wash the blistering stink of childmurder, childfear childrape, … More Summer Stanzas: Our Lady of Stones
BeMuse Gala –Meet the Muses May 4, 2011 7-9pm Madison’s Grill (Banquet Room) 1109 Southeast Madison Street Portland Oregon Multimedia, multi-artist, cross-pollination, ongoing Art Project BEMUSE debuts! At this gala, Artists meet their muses. Audience meets artists. Performing artists perform. Poets wax poetic. Much fun and inspiration to be shared. Bemuse! Like Strangers on … More Bemuse Webpage finally live just 2 days to go