Posts Tagged: biography

Did You Know? (Elizabeth S. Wolf)

Elizabeth S. Wolf’s Did You Know is a 2019 Rattle chapbook.  The collection revolves around a secret that comes crashing down on a woman and her mother. Written in the voice of the daughter, the poems tell the story in

Did You Know? (Elizabeth S. Wolf)

Elizabeth S. Wolf’s Did You Know is a 2019 Rattle chapbook.  The collection revolves around a secret that comes crashing down on a woman and her mother. Written in the voice of the daughter, the poems tell the story in

A Visit to Seneca Village

  Marilyn Nelson‘s My Seneca Village (Namelos, 2015) will take you a century and a half into the past, to a village that no longer exists. From 1825 to 1857, Seneca Village was a small, mostly African American settlement in

A Visit to Seneca Village

  Marilyn Nelson‘s My Seneca Village (Namelos, 2015) will take you a century and a half into the past, to a village that no longer exists. From 1825 to 1857, Seneca Village was a small, mostly African American settlement in

If We were Having Coffee… Paper Beads & Nightingales

Kind reader, if we were having coffee I would not feel as cold as I do right now. I’m still not used to the non-Mississippi temperatures… If we were sitting here together I’d tell you about my latest projects —

If We were Having Coffee… Paper Beads & Nightingales

Kind reader, if we were having coffee I would not feel as cold as I do right now. I’m still not used to the non-Mississippi temperatures… If we were sitting here together I’d tell you about my latest projects —

Daddies, Daughters, Dancers: Dotter of her Father’s Eyes

Free comic book day (always the 1st Saturday in May) usually means that my preferred local comic book shop has a big sale, as well as giving out a lot of free comics. Earlier today, I dug deep in the long,

Daddies, Daughters, Dancers: Dotter of her Father’s Eyes

Free comic book day (always the 1st Saturday in May) usually means that my preferred local comic book shop has a big sale, as well as giving out a lot of free comics. Earlier today, I dug deep in the long,

The Biography of a Poetry (Goldensohn / Bishop)

Goldensohn, Lorrie. Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992. Print.  Rather than writing a biography of Elizabeth Bishop, Lorrie Goldensohn sets out to trace the development of Bishop’s poetry. This may sound technical, but

The Biography of a Poetry (Goldensohn / Bishop)

Goldensohn, Lorrie. Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992. Print.  Rather than writing a biography of Elizabeth Bishop, Lorrie Goldensohn sets out to trace the development of Bishop’s poetry. This may sound technical, but

John Ashbery (2): “Other Traditions”

Other Traditions is the book-version of a set of lectures Ashbery held about several lesser-discussed poets. I can understand his apprehension or reluctance (or whatever you want to call it) to spend this time (or space) on the so-called ‘major’

John Ashbery (2): “Other Traditions”

Other Traditions is the book-version of a set of lectures Ashbery held about several lesser-discussed poets. I can understand his apprehension or reluctance (or whatever you want to call it) to spend this time (or space) on the so-called ‘major’

Elizabeth Bishop: Life & the Memory of It (2)

I finished reading Millier’s Elizabeth Bishop biography last night. I wanted to finish it before my birthday, and I did. So, after over 500 pages, what do I know about Bishop? Lots. Some things I’m not sure were necessary for

Elizabeth Bishop: Life & the Memory of It (2)

I finished reading Millier’s Elizabeth Bishop biography last night. I wanted to finish it before my birthday, and I did. So, after over 500 pages, what do I know about Bishop? Lots. Some things I’m not sure were necessary for

Elizabeth Bishop: Life and the Memory of It

Brett C. Millier’s biography of of Elizabeth Bishop is very readable and clearly structured in chronological sections. I’ve made it up to 1947 so far, about 200 pages into the 600 of this tome. Millier tries to follow Bishop’s emotional

Elizabeth Bishop: Life and the Memory of It

Brett C. Millier’s biography of of Elizabeth Bishop is very readable and clearly structured in chronological sections. I’ve made it up to 1947 so far, about 200 pages into the 600 of this tome. Millier tries to follow Bishop’s emotional

Elizabeth Bishop (9): Stories and Memoirs

These past ten days or so I’ve been meaning to read (and then write about) Bishop’s prose. After reading much of the first section (Stories and Memoirs) of the prose volume of the collected works, I have some thoughts to

Elizabeth Bishop (9): Stories and Memoirs

These past ten days or so I’ve been meaning to read (and then write about) Bishop’s prose. After reading much of the first section (Stories and Memoirs) of the prose volume of the collected works, I have some thoughts to

letters to a young poet (rilke)

in a small second-hand bookstore just outside hattiesburg, which literally had books wall to wall and floor to ceiling, i found this slim little volume: rainer maria rilke’s letters to a young poet. these letters being not quite as personal,

letters to a young poet (rilke)

in a small second-hand bookstore just outside hattiesburg, which literally had books wall to wall and floor to ceiling, i found this slim little volume: rainer maria rilke’s letters to a young poet. these letters being not quite as personal,

a manga biography (dalai lama)

on my trip back to mississippi i had ample time to read and think, and i chose two books:  lux’s child made of sand and tetsu saiwai’s the 14th dalai lama. saiwai’s manga biography of the dalai lama is a quick read, a

a manga biography (dalai lama)

on my trip back to mississippi i had ample time to read and think, and i chose two books:  lux’s child made of sand and tetsu saiwai’s the 14th dalai lama. saiwai’s manga biography of the dalai lama is a quick read, a

a reading from the book of drugs (doughty)

so last saturday, mike doughty of soul coughing fame stopped by the hattiesburg campus on his way to new orleans, and read us some passages from his book of drugs. doughty is a likeable, intelligent guy, and he really does

a reading from the book of drugs (doughty)

so last saturday, mike doughty of soul coughing fame stopped by the hattiesburg campus on his way to new orleans, and read us some passages from his book of drugs. doughty is a likeable, intelligent guy, and he really does