Upcoming Readings

The trees are busting out their fall color and I've got a couple of readings coming up-- would love to see you there! Collected Poets Series with Peter Gizzi Thursday, October 3, 7pm Mocha Mayas, Shelburne Falls, MA Come early, check out the Bridge of Flowers, have  dinner or a drink after. SF is awesome! … Continue reading Upcoming Readings

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

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

Looking closer | The Recorder.

big poetry giveaway – 2013 edition

Susan Rich over at The Alchemist's Kitchen is guest curating the fourth year of the poetry extravaganza known as The Big Poetry Giveaway. Seeing as it’s The Cruelest (aka National Poetry) Month, I thought I’d get on board, and you can, too. If you want to get with the giving, go to Susan's place and sign yourself … Continue reading big poetry giveaway – 2013 edition

Looking for Grass Whistle?

Yes! My new book is out! But where? So, the deal with Grass Whistle is that it's being published by an Irish press, Salmon Poetry, and it comes out in Ireland and the UK first, and then it's officially distributed in the US. It's available NOW at Salmon,and if you order 2 copies shipping is … Continue reading Looking for Grass Whistle?

the next big thing

Here it is--the cover of my new book, Grass Whistle, with beautiful art courtesy of Barbara Reid! I've been tagged in a blogging project called " The Next Big Thing," so since this is mine, read on if you want to know more about the book. First, thanks to Ellen Dore Watson for inviting me … Continue reading the next big thing

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

30 poems in november, the uncooked bird

Pokey had the brilliant idea that she would do her 30 Poems in November (a fundraiser for the Center for New Americans) differently this year. Instead of writing a poem a day, which in the past has resulted in many not-so-good poems, I'm trying to write one long poem from "found" text that represents some … Continue reading 30 poems in november, the uncooked bird