Monthly Archives: October 2016

Respite

Friends, I am sitting in my sister’s lovely home near Moody Beach, Maine, the pellet stove firing to my left. To my right, I see out the front door, a powdery grey bank of cloud cover over a steely blue … Continue reading

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Going Back

I am full up, Friends. Been in Rochester since Friday night and have steeped myself in place and time–the memories swirl. And the archival materials continue to teach me about Jan’s life and art. What I’ve discovered. The words privilege … Continue reading

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Through the Adirondacks

Dear Ones, It’s nearly 7:30 pm on Fri Oct 21, and I’ve landed in Rochester for the next five days. I drove through sunlit trees in full decay from Stowe, VT to Crown Point, NY where I crossed the border … Continue reading

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New Essay up at Literary Mama…and Leaving…

Hello, Friends, First, I’m thrilled to tell you a brief essay of mine on writing, singing, and Jan DeGaetani is  up today at Literary Mama. I hope you’ll take a look. http://www.literarymama.com/litreflections/archives/2016/10/of-art-desire-independence-and-spirit.html And second, today is Wednesday Oct 19; I will … Continue reading

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Leaf Peeper

Hello, Friends, So, I took two field trips this week : Tuesday afternoon a group of us drove over “the notch” at Jeffersonville down into Stowe–and of course, we stopped [because you have to stop during leaf season when a … Continue reading

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Podcast interview with Rick Agran on Bon Mot!

This was an unexpected delight! Almost immediately after arriving here in Johnson, Vermont for my residency, I learned that my old, dear friend, poet and teacher Rick Agran is now teaching at Johnson State College, just up the hill from … Continue reading

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An Introduction (Stay with me…)

Thea Kronborg, Willa Cather’s opera diva in the novel The Song of the Lark travels the world from her small Colorado town to Chicago, New York, Dresden. At one point, Thea finds herself in the desert of the American Southwest … Continue reading

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