Saturday, December 10, 2005


the frost was thick this morning. i was out raking leaves. we don't have a tree on our postage stamp but the leaves from Herr Wissel's crumpled little nut tree fall over the fence. it's nice to have some leaves to rake, somehow. the boys have just driven to the woods to saw down a christmas tree. lulu and i are going to do some collages.

i read Marie Howe for the first time yesterday and was deeply impressed. very moving and authentic. i should get off my ass and send a gift book to my sister-in-law, who likes poetry and has encouraged me in my own writing. Marie Howe would be a good choice. here's a link to one of the her poems: Read it, it's good for you.

i submitted a bunch of poems over the past week, after thrashing around in frustration for over a month. i'm going to have a poem in rachel mallino's next Tilt, and the edior of Ash Canyon Review sent me a nice note just two days after i submitted saying how much he and his "15 readers" liked my poems. Said he'd let me know shortly which one(s) they'd take. that was heartening.


Bob Hoeppner said...

Re: Marie Howe
Wow, a very compelling narrative and sensibility, with a subtle musicality. Very nice.

Looking forward to seeing your Tilt poem. I think my review of Paglia's Break Blow Burn will be in that, as well.

SarahJane said...

thanks bob. I'm interested to read your review, too. I've read a couple of reviews of the Paglia book, and am up in the air as to whether or not it's worth it. I usually do enjoy her writing and attitude. guess I'll find out soon enough what you think of it.
cheers, sarah

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