Poetry Sunday: Beachcombing at Summer’s End

September 14, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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