Tag: poetry

Why Do You Write?

Why Do You Write?

We’re giving away two copies of Sweta’s SARIS AND A SINGLE MALT this month, TELL US WHY YOU WRITE in the comments for a chance to win! How many times have you, the writer, been asked “Why do you write?” How often do we believe that we know why we write? But if you mindfully ponder over […]

August 1, 2017 | By | 26 Replies More
Novelist Or Poet?

Novelist Or Poet?

When I was thirteen years old, I announced that I was going to be a poet when I grew up. I had already been writing poetry for years – since the age of 10 – and both my fifth grade teacher, Mr. Alexander, and my sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Melchior, had encouraged me. Mrs. Melchior, […]

March 15, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Interview with Linda Gray Sexton

Interview with Linda Gray Sexton

Linda Gray Sexton is a novelist and memoirist who lives and writes in San Francisco. In 1994, she published her first memoir, Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton, in which chronicled her experience growing up as the daughter of poet Anne Sexton. In her second memoir, Half in Love: […]

November 25, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
The Gatekeeper

The Gatekeeper

On the morning of Friday, May 30, my husband and I got a call from India: my mother was in critical condition and hospitalized in New Delhi. I thought it was a bad joke because (a) My Mom wasn’t sick. I had barely spoken with Mom two days ago and promised to cook, Kalam Polow, a […]

September 19, 2014 | By | 7 Replies More
The Poetic World of Emily Brontë

The Poetic World of Emily Brontë

We have all read a novel or poem at one time in our lives, maybe in high school or college, and then read it later in life and experienced the work in a different way — usually finding meaning that was absent the first time around. For example, I read Catcher in the Rye in […]

July 18, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Doris Lessing’s little known Poetry

Doris Lessing’s little known Poetry

There Will Always Be Singing; Doris Lessing 1919-2013 Fable ‘When I look back I seem to remember singing. Yet it was always silent in that long warm room. Impenetrable, those walls , we thought, Dark with ancient shields. The light Shone on the head of a girl or young limbs Spread carelessly. And the low […]

November 18, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Do You Write Poetry and Prose?

Do You Write Poetry and Prose?

Do you write poetry and prose? When we write both prose and poetry, how do these different ways of writing inform each other? Is poetry your first love? How does it inform your prose? Is prose your primary style, but you sometimes write poetry? What do you notice in shifting forms? Would love to have […]

September 13, 2013 | By | 29 Replies More
Poetry and the Art of Choosing Favorites

Poetry and the Art of Choosing Favorites

I do not have favorite women poets. There, it’s out. I do not have favorite men poets either, so it’s an even deal. What could this mean? After all, I am a poet, a poetic author (I’ve been likened to Jane Kenyon and Annie Dillard), and the owner of T. S. Poetry Press. Oh, and […]

August 19, 2013 | By | 18 Replies More
Making Connections: Buses, Weaving and Poetry

Making Connections: Buses, Weaving and Poetry

When is the last time you sat on a bus or a train? I’m on a London bus just now. I find public transport a great place to brew and gather material for creative projects. Let me show you. The bus is a 106 from Stoke Newington to Finsbury Park, swinging round corners, barely pausing […]

November 18, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More