I don't know about you, but I love small festivals. I like the intimacy and connection. You can actually TALK to people! So I'm pleased as punch to report that I'm part of two panels at the 2018 New Hampshire Poetry Fest, together with a slew of knockout poets--check it out! 9:15-10:30 May We Carry … Continue reading New Hampshire Poetry Fest
Poetry & Parenting Monday, April 25, 7-8:30pm Reading & Discussion as part of the Writing Life Series Coolidge Museum, Forbes Library Northampton, MA In which I tell the story of Pokey Mama, live. I'll also be at the MaPoFest in Salem, MA, this coming weekend, participating in two programs: The Full Catastrophe: Poets on Motherhood Saturday, … Continue reading This Week: Readings & Such
Let's be honest. Mostly what I'm doing this month is helping my daughter figure out where she's going to college. (How did that happen?) But Pokey managed to squeeze in a couple of National Poetry Month events... Reading at Western New England University Thursday April 7th, 6:00-7:00pm Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy, Room 306 … Continue reading NaPoMo Pokey
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!
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
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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
Here be the link to my latest column at Hilltown Families about poetry for families to learn and (hopefully) love. Enjoy!
A smart Mom-friend posted a link on Facebook to a post, Things I Want My 10 Year Old Daughter to Know. I followed the link to Huff Post and from there to Lindsey Mead's blog: A Design So Vast. Pokey thinks the list is so spot on she had to share it with you. Follow … Continue reading a list & an extremely large umbrella
My second One Clover & A Bee column at Hilltown Families is up: Poems to (Possibly) Sleep On, in which I argue for reading poetry aloud as a way to put your kids to sleep. No, not because poetry is BORING, but because a) not everybody loves to hear themselves sing, and b) it means … Continue reading honey, let’s have rilke put them to bed tonight