Monday, September 13, 2010


And speaking of words, it looks like Abby Hagler at Hugo House is doing her own version of "Word a Day" at the Hugo House Blog, by choosing interesting words from the books she is reading. This week she is featuring words from Mary Jo Bang's "Louise in Love."

Last week she chose these five words from my book of poems, What's Written on the Body:

Arpeggio

Zazen

Violaceous

Unguent

Chasuble

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Thanks Abby. Hope you enjoyed the book, and these "unusual" words.

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2 comments:

Pamela said...

I add to this list "maculate," which is one of my favorite medical words from your book. I love that image of the maculate back.

WORD VERIFICATION: Motsisms (mots-isms)--fitting for a post about words!

Peter said...

Thank you, Pamela.
I am quite partial to that word as well.