The Bee of Amherst

Here's my latest column for One Clover & A Bee--had to get to Dickinson one of these days!

Take a Poem to the Beach

Here's my latest column over at One Clover & A Bee, featuring a poem by e.e. cummings: maggie and milly and molly and may It's kind of sneaky poem, which is probably why I like it.  Check it out and see what you think!

Through Line | Amy Dryansky | Orion Magazine

Hey, I have a poem in gorgeous, smart, Orion magazine! So much to enjoy in this month's issue, with a focus on reimagining infrastructure. Curious? check it out! Through Line | Amy Dryansky | Orion Magazine.

Frank O’Hara & the (Extra)Ordinary

In this month's post for One Clover & A Bee over at Hilltown Families I recommend a writing challenge based on a poem by the inimitable Frank O'Hara. O'Hara might seem a strange choice for a column devoted to poetry for families, but in this case (and many others, IMO), he's the perfect antidote to … Continue reading Frank O’Hara & the (Extra)Ordinary

Bells We Would Ring: Kenneth Patchen

On Solstice eve I was searching around for a poem to write about for my Hilltown Families column, and feeling really stymied by the challenge of finding something seasonal and uplifting and bright in the wake of the violence at Sandy Hook. In some ways it would be easier just to grieve, to stop everything and sink down into … Continue reading Bells We Would Ring: Kenneth Patchen

back to plath

This month at One Clover & A Bee Pokey wrote about Sylvia Plath’s, The Bed Book.  Yes, reader, the Queen of Darkness also wrote four kid’s books! The Bed Book has some of Plath’s signature skill and style, and Pokey wishes she’d discovered it during those aeons when her babies didn’t sleep. I don’t know … Continue reading back to plath

The Sound of One Leaf Falling

Here be the link to my latest column at Hilltown Families about poetry for families to learn and (hopefully) love. Enjoy!