By Heart: ‘blessing the boats’ by Lucille Clifton

Published February 26, 2021 … [Read more]

National Poetry Month’s Tour de Tania (Runyan), pt. 3

Even poets get to have favorites. For Tania Runyan, author of How to Write a Form Poem, it’s the sestina. She writes, “I’m not even going to try to be unbiased. I adore sestinas. They’re my favorite poetic form, hands down. And they’re kinda … [Read more]

50 States of Generosity: New York

Published February 19, 2021 … [Read more]

National Poetry Month’s Tour de Tania (Runyan), pt. 2

Like Tania Runyan, I would not describe myself as a sonneteer. But in How to Write a Form Poem, she writes this: “Until this year, I’d probably written ten sonnets at most. That may sound like a lot if you’re just starting out, but remember, … [Read more]

Children’s Book Club: ‘Hello, Numbers! What Can You Do?’

Published February 12, 2021 … [Read more]

National Poetry Month’s Tour de Tania (Runyan), pt. 1

Five years ago this month — National Poetry Month — TS Poetry Press released The Joy of Poetry. That means my little book is off to kindergarten! And its new sibling on the library shelf? Tania Runyan’s How to Write a Form Poem. Tania has … [Read more]

‘Frankenstein’ with Karen Swallow Prior

This is my third time to read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, this time with Karen Swallow Prior's new edition, subtitled A Guide to Reading and Reflecting. Shelley's book is one of four Prior has written annotated guides to, the others being Joseph … [Read more]

Reading Generously: ‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley

Published February 5, 2021 … [Read more]

By Heart: ‘As I Walked Out One Evening’ by W.H. Auden

Published January 29, 2021 … [Read more]

Children’s Book Club: ‘Katy and the Big Snow’ by Virginia Lee Burton

Published January 15, 2021 … [Read more]