Poetry / The English Teacher

Turns of Phrase & Altered Perceptions

Death amongst the living. Life, grown still. Landscapes. Art imitates life. Life masquerades as artistic license. Parts of the whole, and whole parts redacted. Fathers, daughters. Wife & Mother. Collateral Damage. Wreckage. Carnage. Welcome to Sharon Olds‘ “Still Life in Landscape.” (Don’t say I didn’t warn you)   Still Life in Landscape Sharon Olds   It … Continue reading

On Reading / On Writing / Poetry / The English Teacher / The Social Network

Coffee and More…

It’s poetry month, you know. I don’t think a day passes by that I don’t read poetry, so highlighting April and calling it “National Poetry Month” would be like highlighting December and calling it Winter. The wonderful thing about April and poetry coinciding is this: the words for the soul offset the agony of the … Continue reading