About

I find I cannot do without poetry . . . I began with a little, but habit has made me a leviathan.”                                                                     John Keats

I have always loved words; their meanings and sounds. I enjoy writing and reading (and memorizing) poetry. When I’m between poems, I like to do woodblock cuts to illustrate my favorite poets and poems and try to peddle them, along with my own poems.

The world seems to have grown so cynical, hateful and vulgar.  I believe we need poetry now more than ever to help alleviate and offset the demeaning and detrimental effects of living in such times, and to elevate our minds and spirits above the pettiness and sordidness of this world.  Hence this blog in which I wish to explore and share with you the beauty of poetry (my own and poets of the past) as well as keep you informed on what’s going on in the world of poetry today.

2 Responses to About

  1. Ellie says:

    Out of curiosity, have you ever read Carson McCullers’s The Heart is a Lonely Hunter or Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska? I think you might like them. I discovered your poems tacked up on the bulletin board outside of the Library. I liked your poem Pauper’s Soul so much I sort of stole it from the bulletin. Sorry…

    • Hi Ellie
      Thanks for getting in touch about the poems. I have read and love The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. The 1968 movie adaptation starring Alan Arkin still lingers in my memory to this day. I will add Bread Givers to my ever-growing reading list.
      I thought someone from the library had removed the poem for violation of kiosk etiquette. I am glad to know you liked it enough to take it with you. I am hoping other students (yourself included?) will begin posting their poems there.
      I fixed my semicolons and re-arranged a line on The Pauper’s Soul on this site. PM

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