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Aug 13, 2013
This was such a great evening. I loved that Ted Mathys’ poem.
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Mar 30, 2013
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Mar 2, 2013
Oh Mark Doty is the guest editor - how fabulous. He's one of my favorites.
Nin is so amazing; isn't she? How great is this!!
Leah Umansky added a favorite at The Best American Poetry
Jul 2, 2012
Leah Umansky added a favorite at The Best American Poetry
Jul 2, 2012
everyone MUST see Nin's comics !
Leah Umansky added a favorite at The Best American Poetry
Jun 19, 2012
I've been wanting to go. I read about this online, too, but always feared the Tavern was pricey. I may have to check it out in the remaining time that's left of National Poetry Month!
Nin is one of my favorite poets.I adore her and her work. Yes, when i first saw the comics, I immediately kept telling her to do more and encouraged her to submit them places. Aren't they amazing? Jennifer, you picked such awesome poets !
Just genius- a combination of both poetry and foolery!
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This was a great post. I couldn't agree more with you about what you said about community. The sense of the word has definitely changed, and I think in a good way.
I really enjoyed this post- definitely my favorite of the week. Nin's diaries are always so perceptive and intriguing. I'll need to check out violette leduc. Another french fave of mine is Marguerite Duras. I'm glad to know you, too, wrote about your expierence with the diary as a genre of sorts.
Thanks Alyson. You know, I'm so grateful for meeting you out at P-town! xx
Thanks so much, Alyson. So glad you enjoyed it!
Thanks so much, David. It is quite interesting, isn't it? I guess its why we love the poets we do, they make us look at poetry in a different light.
Hi Malea, Thanks so much for reading and for commenting. I LOVED SLC and loved my classes and my teachers, I just always felt soured by not making friends. I felt like I missed out on the full-experience, but again, I graduated in around seven years ago. Yes, we definitely need to take care of ourselves as writers. Have a terrific semester at SLC and enjoy it. Some of my favorite poets are there: Kate Knapp Johnson, Victoria Redel, and of course, Marie Howe. Perhaps, we'll see one another at the Poetry Festival this Spring. Thanks again, Leah
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Well readers, tonight is my last post and I’m writing about writing communities. I never realized how important having a writing community was until I didn’t have one anymore. I started my MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College right after I graduated from my BA at SUNY Binghamton in 2002. I was 22 and eager to study with one of my favorite poets, Marie Howe. That fall, I expected to be among many other fresh-faced college grads ready to start their MFA’s, but I wasn’t. To my surprise, most of my classmates were at least 5-10 years older than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2012 at The Best American Poetry
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one of my favorite collages featuring everyone's favorite blonde I learned from a young age that you should just label yourself because if you don’t, people are going to just do it for you. It’s one of the harsh realities of life. A label that I wear proudly is being blonde. I was born blonde, and stayed a dirty blonde through middle school. From a young age, my hair was a burden. It’s always been very thick, very coarse and well, blonde. I was raised on the phrase, “it hurts to be beautiful,” which really applied to having my hair... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at The Best American Poetry