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

Anne Sexton / books / Naomi Shihab Nye / poetry / reading / writing

Parting with a Book

A few months ago, I began writing a found poem after each poetry collection I read. It started with Anne Sexton’s Transformations and moved on to Naomi Shihab Nye’s Transfer along with Jane Hirshfield’s Come, Thief. I try to capture my favorite moments within each book and weave them into something for myself and further reflection. It’s become … Continue reading

Anne Sexton / Jack Myers / poetry / reading / The Portable Poetry Workshop Project

The Portable Poetry Workshop Project: Generating Content – Logopoetics

TECHNIQUE. Jack ends this section with a statement I feel is more of a question: “It’s just a matter of whether the techniques are being invented in the making or are being applied more consciously as devices a book such as this can teach.” I’d like to know what he thought about Anne Sexton’s Transformations. … Continue reading