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Poetry Workshop and Reading 2/20

Women Write the Rockies Presents the Second Installment of The Waves: A Feminist Retrospective.  A poetry and fiction reading at Wolverine Farm Letterpress and Publick House Say the word feminist in the 21st century and it becomes a flashpoint. The … Continue reading

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A Door Opens: Writing the Persona Poem by Eleanor Swanson

Through writing a persona poem you can experience a door opening into another consciousness, and can also learn to lead yourself and readers into new realms of perception. Indeed, writing persona poetry can offer writers an opportunity to merge poetry … Continue reading

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All The Places Are Holy: The Environmentalism of Linda Hogan

There is something, too, in some human beings that wants to die, that drives us to our own destruction. There is something that makes us pretend to be less than we are, less than the other creatures with the grace … Continue reading

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By Marilyn Krysl DIASPO/RENGA http://www.hollandparkpress.co.uk 2014 Solitude can be a rich and fruitful experience, but solitude also needs, from time to time, its opposite. Collaboration, then, is by its very nature comforting. Whether it be the construction of a skyscraper … Continue reading

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The Antithetical Poet in A World of Nonfiction

Once upon a time, a student wrote an essay about building a house. A house of bricks. All I could see in her narrative on building this house were the bricks she obsessed over. And the roosting birds. And the … Continue reading

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Kathleen Willard by Eleanor Swanson

“Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.” –Gerard Manley Hopkins The breadth of Kathleen Willard’s poetry in her chapbook, The Divide Pastorals, and her full manuscript, The Incendiary Season, is remarkable. She acknowledges the influence of Gerard Manley Hopkins, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Couple of Veronica Patterson’s Poems

Written by Renee Ruderman You should know that living in our midst, here in Colorado, is the poet Veronica Patterson, whose words touch my heartstrings. Her poems gentle the anxieties, the general angst I often feel about our existence. How … Continue reading

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