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Poetry Friday: Summer Storm, by Susan Kinsolving

By Women's Voices For Change
This is the first of a series of seasonal poems by Susan Kinsolving, one of our most stalwart Voices in Verse, whose books include The White Eyelash, Dailies & Rushes (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and Among Flowers. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and publications including The New York Times Book Review, Poetry, Yale Review,…
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Poetry

Voices in Verse: Susan Kinsolving

By Womens Voices for Change
PERIAPT AND HU-KWA She bought the tea trolley at auction along with other pieces that took her fancy, mostly Chinoiserie.  After the diagnosis, she placed the trolley in the living room where chemo and chamomile often kept her asleep on a chaise.  One day longing for distraction, she began to dust and noticed a small oblong compartment underneath the trolley:…
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Voices in Verse: Susan Kinsolving

By Womens Voices for Change
Susan Kinsolving, who has released three acclaimed volumes of poetry and brought her incomparable interpretations of the works of important poets in history to audiences worldwide, has consistently sought to excavate for the divine in the domestic. As you can see in the piece below, she is grace and grit come together on the page. Coming Toward Me She’s four…
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Voices in Verse: Susan Kinsolving

By Womens Voices for Change
What would Thanksgiving be without at least one story about family bonding? In the hands of the award-winning poet Susan Kinsolving (a repeat contributor, we’re honored to add), a familial tale is brought to life with great wit. Read it and you may see yourself or someone you know — or you may look around your own table and say…
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Voices in Verse: Susan Kinsolving

By Womens Voices for Change
Voices in Verse welcomes the poet Susan Kinsolving. She is the author of three books of poems: "The White Eyelash," "Dailies & Rushes," which was a finalist for The National Book Critics Circle Award, and "Among Flowers." You’ll find abundant praise for her work here, including a New York Times review of "Dailies & Rushes" written by one of our…
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Poetry Friday: Edith Wharton

By Women's Voices For Change
If you had been in Manhattan last night, you could have time traveled to one of New York City’s most elegant and most constraining eras in the company of one of this city’s greatest minds—that of Edith Wharton.
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Books · Poetry

Poetry Friday: A Christmas List

By Women's Voices For Change
Inspired partly by Jan Simpson’s cool Christmas-for-Theatregoers list and by new Christmas poetry lists from The Independent UK and the Daily Mail, the latter a listing of new love poetry, we at WVFC feel obligated to offer our First Annual Poetry Friday Christmas shopping list. Below, your quick-links to the most recent work by poets who’ve adorned our Poetry Fridays…
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Poetry

Poetry Friday: The Jellyfish

By Women's Voices For Change
Moving its translucent mass through the watery shadows of the dock and then, past the dock (some- thing so real which now is not), the jellyfish swam in its slow float while we (I and my daughter, then just three) ran back and forth predicting that limp pink gleam and each embodiment it would seem. “A jello umbrello!” she began…
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Poetry Friday: Just Before Bed

By Elizabeth Willse
We’ve long been promising you an interview with perhaps our most faithful Voice in Verse — whose poem below is among the seasonal series with which she’s gifted us. The interview appears just after this week’s Poetry Friday poem, “Just Before Bed.” JUST BEFORE BED Late one night walking across my lawn, I pitched a large pinecone back at the…
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Poetry Friday: Her Spice Shelf

By Women's Voices For Change
The latest in our seasonal poems by Susan Kinsolving, one of our most stalwart Voices in Verse. Her books include The White Eyelash, Dailies & Rushes (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and Among Flowers. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and publications including The New York Times Book Review, Poetry, Yale Review and The Paris…
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Lifestyle

The Clock and The Odometer: Remembering Carpool

By Womens Voices for Change
by Susan Kinsolving Yesterday I drove down memory lane by reading my journal from years ago; I was a young mother with a big car. Here’s a glimpse from those days. Getting children to preschool and kindergarten in a rural area usually requires long commutes. Our car pool began, as most do, when a few haggard parents realized that they…
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