Reading Poems

I pulled out Above the River: The Complete Poems by James Wright. When I bought it last year, the poems resisted me, except for “Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota” and “A Blessing.” After listening to the Poetry Off the Shelf podcast (April 2013), in which Idra Novey discusses… Continue reading Reading Poems

A Morning with Irene McKinney

Today I attended a workshop dedicated to Irene McKinney’s poetry, most specifically, Six O’clock Mine Report.  During the pandemic, I have attended many helpful and fun webinars with great prompts for generating new poems. After receiving another invitation to register for another workshop, I began to wonder what it would be like to develop my… Continue reading A Morning with Irene McKinney