Posts made in April, 2015

My Wobbly Bicycle, 95

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Archive | 9 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 95

I kept changing gears as I was writing this post! So, it’s a mishmash: Generally I can laugh my head off at political satire. Kate McKinnon makes a pretty good Hillary on Saturday Night Live. She has the gestures, the voice, but it’s hard to laugh. Those jokes about Hillary’s sagging chin, her vanity, her desperate ambition to be President. Women! When they’re uppity, they’re laughable. And they’re always fussing with their looks. With Hillary’s announcement, the all-out assault is poised to begin. No one would dare admit that they think our President shouldn’t be...

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 94

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Archive | 4 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 94

I write a monthly poetry column for our local newspaper. I write for people who might not otherwise have any contact with poetry, as well as for those who want to be exposed to more. This month I didn’t offer a poem, just this letter, which I thought maybe you’d like to read: Letter from a Poet for National Poetry Month April is National Poetry Month. No one reads poetry. People say this. But Poets & Writers website lists 1009 magazines and journals that publish mostly or all poetry. Small presses publish hundreds, probably thousands, of new poetry books every year. The...

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