Monday, January 21, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
from Huff Post: "At 44, Blanco is also the youngest-ever Inaugural poet and the first Hispanic and LGBT person to recite a poem at the swearing-in ceremony. "I’m beside myself, bestowed with this great honor, brimming over with excitement, awe, and gratitude,” Blanco said in a press release. “In many ways, this is the very ‘stuff’ of the American Dream, which underlies so much of my work and my life’s story—America’s story, really.”" * full story here:
Sunday, January 06, 2013
Safer than Ambien? An interesting take on Bishop. I admire it when someone is willing to take on a sacred cow. Check it out here at poetry foundation. "Maybe there are arterial poets, who flush oxygen into the art, and venous poets who bear tired blood back to the heart. Bishop is a venous poet."