Monthly Archives: November 2010

Rondeau

I am not a poet, but sometimes I like to play with a very structured form, such as a haiku, villanelle, or a rondeau, and see what happens. Structured poetic forms appeal to the mathematical side of me, I suppose, … Continue reading

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David and Sufjan

After a logistical obstacle course, Steven and I drove to Richmond Tuesday to see our friend, David Stith, play with Sufjan Stevens.  We had a good dinner at the home of poet Ian Bodkin, fellow MFA candidate with me at … Continue reading

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Field trip to DC

Yesterday I rode a charter bus with Steven’s art students to Washington, DC, to visit art galleries.  Sun shone and the air was perfect for a long sweater.  I’ve learned, through decades of looking at art, that the best way … Continue reading

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November Rain

Other things have been taking priority over writing during the past week or so–fall cleaning, no school for the kids the past 3 days (teacher workday, parent-teacher conferences, election day), Halloween costume-making, voting, constructing a dollhouse out of foam core … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Iceland

Spent much of the day curled in the living room by the fire reading a book of “travel essays in art” by Eileen Myles, The Importance of Being Iceland.  Contemporary art, travel, cultural criticism, and poetry–everything that excites me woven … Continue reading

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