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]

Reading Generously: ‘How We Fight for our Lives’ by Saeed Jones

Published January 8, 2021 … [Read more]

Anniversary: a poem

Anniversary She was red, and He was blue–turquoise, like his eyes She the color of joy, and He wasthe color of ocean waves in life and in death theydid not meld into purple but met at warm white sandthe red beach towellapped by blue water … [Read more]

Children’s Book Club: ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

Published December 11, 2020 … [Read more]