Poetry Sunday: A Woman’s Viewpoint

October 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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This poem does one of the essential jobs of poetry. It takes a moment that might disappear and etches it into the reader’s consciousness as part of something larger, leaving us with a question that is much more powerful than an answer would be.

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Poetry Sunday: An October Night

October 12, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Seen through the eyes and sensibilities of poet Barbara Hagerty, an October night is a gathering of images. Here she invites us watch with her as autumn convenes its visions under the light of the moon.

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Poetry Sunday: Pictures of a Marriage

October 5, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Today Martha K. Grant shares with us what most of us already know. “Till death do us part” doesn’t mean we won’t think about a different kind of life now and again.

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Poetry Sunday: One Woman’s Mammogram Moment

September 28, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week brings the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Poetry brings awareness to life’s moments, and here poet Patricia Zylius brings us a moment of heightened awareness from her own life.

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Poetry Sunday: A Woman’s Journey

September 21, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Poet, teacher, novelist, Maureen Gibbon commands words with confidence. Here she takes control of a journey and the memories that followed. A strong woman is always a guide worth hearing.

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Poetry Sunday: Beachcombing at Summer’s End

September 14, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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While those lazy hazy days of summer of which Nat King Cole once sang are wonderful in their way, there is much to be said for the precious moments walking the beach as autumn intimates its arrival. For Nikia Leopold, the treasures are many—not only those she can hold, but the hopes to which they lead.

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Poetry Sunday: Joan Rivers, Audrey Hepburn, and Us

September 7, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Sighted in person in 2001, she was frightening—frozen, a waxen figure from “The Twilight Zone.” Two weeks later, on TV, she looked better. In the 2010 documentary “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” she looked even better—never particularly real nor her age, but more animated and more, well, human.

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Poetry Sunday: Back to “Real” Life

August 31, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Here we see that when Helen Hay Whitney returned to her engaged and enormous life, she took with her the comfort of something simple that she had learned to love.

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Poetry Sunday: The Wise Woman of Amherst

August 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Emily Dickinson: If only we all—from Missouri to the Middle East and North, South, East, and West of those places, too—understood as she did.

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Poetry Sunday: Found in a Forest

August 17, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Today we watch and listen as poet Cris Mulvey takes us on a long walk through her past and into a forest where instead of darkness she finds light.

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Poetry Sunday: Traveling with Edna St. Vincent Millay

August 10, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Edna St. Vincent Millay was loyal and fickle, loved and betrayed and everything in between. Mostly she was unsettled and unsettling.

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Poetry Sunday: A Child Escapes

August 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The nightmare of divorce is what haunts this poem, and yet Laura Davies Foley, a poet we last brought to you in the summer of ’13, ends with the reminder that the resilience of childhood is a redeeming force.

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Poetry Sunday: A Child Is Born

July 27, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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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

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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

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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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