Molly Fisk: I See the Moon and the Moon Sees Me

June 25, 2016 by Molly Fisk


I love the moon at any stage, from faint silver thumbnail to fat gold globe rising behind all the spiky pine trees across the street.

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Molly Fisk: On Not Becoming A Ballerina

June 18, 2016 by Molly Fisk


I did not turn out to be a ballerina. I’m also not a mother, and lately, now my friends’ kids are having babies, I’m aware I’m not a grandmother, either. This doesn’t really bother me . . . much. But it opens the door to the question, “Well what the heck am I, then?”

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Book Review: Gina Barreca’s ‘If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?’

June 16, 2016 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

To have a nationally syndicated columnist who is our age, articulate as hell, wildly successful, and a diehard feminist? That’s fabulous.

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Don’t Even Think About Stealing This Essay

June 13, 2016 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

I’m starting to wonder how much time and effort some editors are actually taking [in trying to track down the author of an article they’ve purloined]. Is grab-the-content-and-see-who-notices a new business model?

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Molly Fisk: Giftiness

June 11, 2016 by Molly Fisk


Mixed in among my feelings of gratitude and wonder was confusion. Is this allowed? Aren’t I supposed to be doing everything myself? Do I deserve this?

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Molly Fisk: The Fisks Do Not Like Vinegar

June 4, 2016 by Molly Fisk


Not that I plan to base my future behavior on vinegar. But when she said “The Fisks do not like vinegar,” I felt such a rush of belonging. I am a Fisk. And it’s true, I do not like vinegar! We are united! I am not alone!

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Molly Fisk: Creativity

May 21, 2016 by Molly Fisk


One of the things that happens when you’re a poet is that people come up to you at silent auctions and board meetings, or in line at the movies — anywhere you might be standing around — and ask you strange questions about your work. The questions themselves are sort of incoherent, and not that important, it’s what’s behind them that’s interesting.

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Molly Fisk: Misquoted

May 14, 2016 by Molly Fisk


I didn’t realize how quickly my words could be turned in directions I wasn’t intending them to go.

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Molly Fisk: Starting Over

May 7, 2016 by Molly Fisk


Starting over has had other benefits — reminding me what it’s like to know nothing, not even what questions to ask.

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Molly Fisk: Glass Houses

April 30, 2016 by Molly Fisk


Humans are made up mostly of water, stardust, and self-involvement. Our main lifetime recreation is making mistakes. Even if you’ve never once done anything wrong — and pardon me while I raise an eyebrow — it really is tempting Fate to cast the first stone.

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Molly Fisk: Younger Friends

April 23, 2016 by Molly Fisk


I like the energy of people young enough to be my children, which I don’t get anywhere else, since I don’t have kids of my own. There’s so much fun stuff going on in the world that this age group is interested in and I know nothing about.

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Molly Fisk: Proximity and Distance

April 16, 2016 by Molly Fisk


This week I’ve been thinking about proximity and distance. When you’re a poet you get to do this sort of thing and actually admit it to people — thinking is part of your job description, and the odder the subject matter, the better.

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Molly Fisk: Poetry Is All Yours

April 9, 2016 by Molly Fisk


Poetry gives us permission. It reminds us that we are loved and we are human.

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Roz Warren: Damn! It’s a Low-Salt Life for Us

April 4, 2016 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

Pouring salt on my food is one of the cornerstones of my identity. “Would you like some soup with your salt?” my brother-in-law will joke, watching me rain salt into his delicious homemade fish chowder.

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Molly Fisk: It’s Curtains

April 2, 2016 by Molly Fisk

Photo by via Flickr. (Creative Commons License)

It’s probably time to confess I have a few long-standing addictions, and one of them is to ironing. I need to iron something at least once a decade or I don’t seem to be able to function.

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