Tweetspeak Poetry: Reading ‘Thomas and Beulah’

I’ve been writing more at Tweetspeak Poetry lately, and I keep forgetting to share those posts. Today, I start playing catch-up. But don’t just go there to read my stuff — every weekday is filled with inspiration and delight. 


published January 4, 2017

Reading Together: Rita Dove’s ‘Thomas and Beulah’

“I think if Beulah was a star, she’d want to be the sun”

Sandra Heska King, commenting on “Daystar”

In May, I heard Rita Dove interviewed by Derek McGinty on The Diane Rehm Show, and she read her poem “Daystar.” From that moment I decided her collection Thomas and Beulah, in which that poem is featured, would be the secondary text for a class I was preparing to teach, The Joyful Partnership of Poetry and Memoir. …

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