Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Women Writers--5 Lines to Remember

In honor of Women's History Month, here's a list of 5 lines to remember written by women writers.

"....I chose to walk here. And to draw this circle."
--Adrienne Rich

"Man, I am talking with you
In my secret woman voice
And I would like it to feel
Like something from the inside of your head.'
--Alicia Suskin Ostriker

you a wonder.
you a city
of a woman"
--Lucille Clifton

"Right now as I am talking to you and as you are being talked
to, without letup, it is becoming clear that gertrude stein has
hijacked me and that this feeling that you are having now as
you read this, that this is what it feels like to be inside
gertrude stein. This is what it feels like to be a huge type-
writer in a dress...."
--Lynn Emanuel

"....if life
survives us, the body will
be our book & keep on
--Meredith Striker

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Villanelle Reading, AWP off-site, Chicago, 2012

My time in Chicago at the AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) was punctuated with readings, meetings, greetings--and filled with seeing friends, old and new. I gave two poetry readings and had a chance to read with some terrific poets such as Patricia Smith, Robin Becker, Martha Collins, Marilyn Nelson, Annie Finch, Kate Sontag and many others. Here are some photos taken
at the AWP off-site reading, A Celebration of the Villanelle, held on Friday, March 2 at Harold Washington College in Chicago, Illinois. It was a wonderful night!