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Poetry Pairing: To the Angelbeast and a Song

This week’s poetry pairing comes to us from Peter Birckhead (a favorite Tweeter of mine who always brings a fresh perspective on things), who shared the below video of a song by Arthur Russell as a pairing to Eduardo C. Corral’s poem “To the Angelbeast.” Thank you, Peter, for this exquisite pairing!   From Corral’s poem: … Continue reading

music / poetry / Poetry Pairings

A Moment to Believe In and Other Good Finds Sunday

The Purple-Leaf Plums are blooming in my backyard I’ve selected Anne Sexton’s “The Expatriates” as the poem for this week. “…it was a moment/ to clutch at for a moment/so that you may believe in it…” Other good finds from this week: Librotraficante is smuggling banned books back into Arizona in the coming weeks It’s … Continue reading