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Cher Scholar
Interests: Believe it or not, I am a fan of many other things, as well...such as Cee-Lo Green, Patti LaBelle, and for some reason, Barry Manilow. I also can engage in crazy obsessed conversation about dogs, Mexican food, Buddhism and poetry.
Recent Activity
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The first poem of NaPoWriMo Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Big Bang Poetry
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Preview of this year's theme. Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2021 at Big Bang Poetry
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Louise Glück defends simplicity and stripping things down. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2021 at Big Bang Poetry
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The essay "For the Artist Everything in Nature is Beautiful" - a conversation between Paul Gsell and Auguste Rodin. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2021 at Big Bang Poetry
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Review of "Kyrie" by Ellen Byrant Voight, a book of poems about the Spanish Flu. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at Big Bang Poetry
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at Big Bang Poetry
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Some of the interesting letters BBP has received over the last year or so. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at Big Bang Poetry
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What makes a dull subject in a poem? Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2021 at Big Bang Poetry
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Essays by Robert Duncan and May Swenson Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2021 at Big Bang Poetry
Posted Jan 7, 2021 at Big Bang Poetry
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How to learn to write poems by reading poems. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2020 at Big Bang Poetry
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A Nobel Prize, a Beat poet dies, Vincent Price talks poetry in "Diary of a Manman" Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2020 at Big Bang Poetry
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"To Make a Prairie" by Maxine Kumin and Anne Sexton's Complete Poems Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2020 at Big Bang Poetry
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Theodore Roethke and the Music in the Line Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at Big Bang Poetry
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The Sea of Love Poem, recited by William Hickey Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at Big Bang Poetry
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Obscurity in writing, academia and the poor reader; Rilke and writing from experience Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2020 at Big Bang Poetry
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A look at Flannery O'Connors essay “Some Aspects of Grotesque in Southern Fiction” Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2020 at Big Bang Poetry
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Taking a look at “Taking What You Need, Giving What You Can: The Writer as Student and Teacher,” an essay by David Huddle Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2020 at Big Bang Poetry
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I've purchased some new poetry cards! Let's play! Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2020 at Big Bang Poetry
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Reviews of "On Being a Poet in America" and "To Make Words Disappear" Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2020 at Big Bang Poetry
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"My Mother's Memoirs, My Father's Lie, And Other True Stories" by Russel Banks Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2020 at Big Bang Poetry
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Intro to my new e-lit poems and a review of the book "The Language of New Media" by Lev Manovich Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2020 at Big Bang Poetry
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Two Poetry Anthologies: Women Poets and Poets of the American West Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2020 at Big Bang Poetry