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The Rap Version of “My Late Mother as a Ruffed Grouse.”

What converted me, a middle aged white guy with the jangling guitars of 1980s indie rock forever stuck in my ears, into a dabbling hip hop fan? Step one. A compelling review in Bookforum by Kevin Young, an excellent poet, … Continue reading

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Mary Kathryn Jablonski Triple Feature

Three autumns ago, Mary Kathryn Jablonski and I co-featured at the Woodstock Poetry Society. She read from her chapbook, To the Husband I Have Not Yet Met, while I read from My Late Mother as a Ruffed Grouse plus a … Continue reading

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An Oscar for Best Insect

I’m partial to Jo Pitkin’s “Luna Moths” for several reasons. It describes an animal visitation experience not unrelated to my own “My Late Mother as a Ruffed Grouse.” And it features a creature I’d nominate as the most beautiful I’ve … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Readers

Now I begin blogging. At first I thought of this endeavor as a Hudson Valley poetry blog to showcase our region’s writers. But it won’t just be poets from this area. Nor just poetry. But it will things that delight … Continue reading

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