New Hampshire Poetry Fest

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

This Week: Readings & Such

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

NaPoMo Pokey

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

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!

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

in which Pokey gets asked questions and manages not to embarrass herself

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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