Poetry Sunday: A Child Is Born

July 27, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Here, poet Barbara G.S. Hagerty imagines empowerment through nomenclature—and leaves no doubt about her opinion of the ordinary.

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Poetry Sunday: Simmering Siblings

July 13, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Today, Kathleen Zeisler Goldman reminds us that we never really travel far from childhood’s territory of misunderstanding between sisters.

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A Radio Reading: 89 Chairs

July 12, 2014 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

“There’s so much stuff on the planet already, most of it in the houses of First World residents like me, that it’s crazy, and they’re making more of everything in China as we speak, which is even crazier.”

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Poetry Sunday: Fourth of July Weekend, the Flag, and Julia Ward Howe

July 6, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Julia Ward Howe suffered mightily for what the values of her times considered close to sin— having not one, but many a career, finding her way out of socially imbued prejudice and ignorance, and always—always—reminding women through her poetry that being oppressed was a choice, not a destiny.

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Poetry Sunday: Cris Mulvey on Doing Nothing Well

June 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


That headline up there can be read two ways. One way would imply that nothing the meditative and multi-gifted Cris Mulvey does comes out right. That couldn’t be more wrong.

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Poetry Sunday: Sumer Is Icumen In

June 22, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Sing merrily, cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo,
You sing well, cuckoo,
Never stop now.

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Poetry Sunday: A Found Father-Daughter Poem

June 15, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Worry/Don’t Worry list,” which he created for his 11-year-old daughter, Scottie, reads like poetry.

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Poetry Sunday: Karen Biscoe-Dufour Writes of the Power of Home

June 8, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Karen Biscoe-Dufour defines “home” by what it would allow, inspire, and require. She has written a prayer of generosity of spirit, and it isn’t hard to identify with wishes so beautifully expressed.

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Poetry Sunday: Good-bye, Maya

June 1, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Maya Angelou was an activist. She was a teacher. Her life was hard poetry, and her poetry was a facet of her triumph over hardship.

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Poetry Sunday: Keeping it Light for the Start of Summer

May 25, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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For today, we introduce you to Melissa Balmain, whose balletic skills at light verse have a wide and wildly appreciative audience. Read on and see why.

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Poetry Sunday: What Aging Takes and Gives

May 18, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Today we have a beautiful litany from Barbara G. S. Hagerty, who can put her finger on what isn’t and help us all to see exactly what is.

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Poetry Sunday: Girls and Horses

May 4, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

The Kentucky Derby has come and gone. There are two more jewels in the Triple Crown to come. It is time we spoke of horses and the girls who love them.

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April 27, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Christine Gelineau’s poems are of place and recognition. They are what National Poetry Month is for.

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Poetry Sunday: The Pull of the Moon

April 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week features two holidays based on the lunar calendar. Add to that the events of both a blood moon and a lunar eclipse last week, and it seems particularly fitting to present “Hound Point” today.

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Poetry Sunday: Poetry Matters

April 6, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Every year, we come to the first Sunday in April, National Poetry Month, feeling like Mrs. Bennet—more than a little desperate to see the family secure by virtue of true love, willing to settle for marriage, and potentially guilty of promoting dalliance.

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