poetry Archive

September 11, 2013

Star Island – The Isles of Shoals

Just back from the magical Star Island ( http://starisland.org/ )  part of the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. Writer’s in the Round – poets, songwriters – all meeting to cross-pollinate. It was my pleasure to be a facilitator – teaching is too strong a word. The great difference between this experience and previous songwriting […]

January 29, 2010

Three Valentines for Elizabeth Bishop

Here are the details, as promised, for the EB event coming up. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Oh, and if you wonder about the italics below, they are all titles of or phrases from Bishop poems. THREE VALENTINES for ELIZABETH BISHOP Celebrate Elizabeth Bishop’s Birthday Date: Sunday, 7 February 2010 Time: […]

January 28, 2010

Elizabeth Bishop House

I’ve added a link to my site today because I’m reminded that the birthday of Elizabeth Bishop is coming up on February 8th. She would have been 99 years old. Some of you may know that I’m one of several co-owners of her childhood home in Great Village, Nova Scotia. It’s set up as an […]

November 27, 2009

One Art – Elizabeth Bishop

One Art – Elizabeth Bishop The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster, Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn’t hard to master. Then practice losing […]