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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Poetry Sunday: The History of Two Women, Part 5

March 30, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Irena Praitis’s compassion comes through in all of her investigations—into the life of her grandmother, presented in the early Sundays of this month, and into her own life, her child’s, and ours.

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Poetry Sunday: The Source of Our Singing, from Irena Praitis

March 23, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Throughout her examination of the generations that surround her, Irena Praitis enlarges the specifics of one family to encompass the great horizon of human mystery and experience.

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Poetry Sunday: The History of Two Women, Part 3

March 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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“f I was working near the road, people stopped and watched. They called out, surprised to see a woman in the fields, wearing pants, swinging a machete through the grass to gather hay. . .”

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Poetry Sunday: The History of Two Women, Part 2

March 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Finding a way to pay for what one wants has been one of the bedrock and continuing struggles of women throughout history. Here Irena shows us her grandmother’s persistence and patience in that struggle, and between the lines we see what Irena learned as well.

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March Poetry Sundays: The History of Two Women

March 2, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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When March arrives bringing Women’s History Month, we pause to contemplate the lives we have not lived. We broaden our worldview to include the triumphs and tragedies women have faced in an effort to bring themselves and the world out of the darkness of oppression and ignorance.

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Poetry Sunday: Surviving the Seas

February 23, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Irene Latham does two quite amazing things in this eloquent short poem. While inscribing the message of how marriage is a craft in which many weather the rough waters and terrors of life, she creates a strong vessel to carry the words.

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Poetry Sunday: Without Introduction

February 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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There are no words to give safe entrance to these Chanel Brenner poems. You must go bravely on your own.

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Poetry Sunday: For All the Tongue-tied Men

February 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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We urge you to send this poem to the men you know who are adrift on the hearts-and-flowers sea. If they can just manage to get the link to their loved ones on Friday, it may serve to meet the expectations of some or to surprise those with none.

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Poetry Sunday: Florence Fogelin Continues

February 2, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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It is never easy for a poet to provide insight into the inspiration for her work, since a poem goes through many rewrites before it sets sail, and the moment may have practically disappeared. Still, Florence Fogelin did take the time to talk with us about the inexpressible “what” of her work.

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Poetry Sunday: The Poet at the Podium

January 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week and next we will take you to a virtual poetry reading. By that we mean you will get to hear an introduction to the poems in the poet’s own voice.

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Poetry Sunday: What Endures

January 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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You can almost hear the moments of deliverance in the music and musicians Kathleen M. Kelley describes in this moving poem.

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Poetry Sunday: January Captured Perfectly

January 12, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Betty Adcock is a poet everyone should know. “January” shows us why.

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Poetry Sunday: “Passing Stranger” and Meeting Alice Notley

January 5, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Betting types would lay some money down that, if asked what was the unforgettable stop on the Poetry Foundation’s online East Village tour, you won’t need to think for long before answering, “The home of Alice Notley.”

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