Tag Archives : Laura Sillerman

Poetry

Poetry Friday: Poetry and the Provocative

By Women's Voices For Change
Do women write or want to write “female poetry”?  Jo Shapcott, president of London’s Poetry Society and the author of more than ten books of poems, chaired the society’s panel on The Female Poem recently. In last week’s Guardian, Shapcott offered this exploration of the question and other questions that saunter along beside it. She may not offer answers, but…
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Emotional Health

Friends Rescue Friends

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
We are five unlikely friends who have been together for 18 years. We’ve seen one another through three divorces, three marriages, the deaths of four parents, the near-death of one spouse, and the birth of four children and a grandchild. There have also been four big moves, to the point where only one of us now lives where all of…
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Poetry

Poetry Friday: Laura Sillerman on Going Back to School

By Women's Voices For Change
A published author and poet, WVFC poetry editor Laura Baudo Sillerman (seen here addressing our Time of Your Life benefit in March) is also president of a New York City-based charitable foundation and an active board and committee member for many educational and literary organizations, including the American Museum of Natural History, The 92nd Street Y Poetry Center and Poet’s…
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Books

The Full Dream: Interview with Ginnah Howard, Part Three

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
Las t month, we saluted Ginnah Howard when her novel Night Navigation was featured in the New York Times Book Review. Now we have the opportunity to salute Ms. Howard again — and to thank her for responding in such length to questions about her novel and herself. We’ve been sharing that conversation over four days. In today’s installment, Ginnah…
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Lifestyle

On Batting 1,000

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
Chris, our inspired and inspiring editor, informed our board that we reached our 1000th entry today. It occurred to us that the news reached the Board, who first met in my kitchen four years ago,  in precisely the same places as our readers find themselves. Some of us are at near low points on our journeys, and others are in…
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Film & Television

Duplicity Breaks The Age Barrier

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
The reviews have been stunning.   The lead roles are played by actors who are stunning.  The twists and turns of the plot are, well, stunning.  But all of that is nothing compared to the phenomenal moment when we go into the dark and duplicitous techno-cryptic, cutting edge and gritty intelligence/ counterintelligence den manned by men and one…wait a minute, can…
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Poetry

Poetry Friday: Rumi on Welcoming Spring

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
What does a 13th Century Persian/Afghanistani poet/philosopher mystic have to say to women who weren’t born yesterday?  One has only to come to the end of a mid-March week after the clocks were sprung an hour ahead and the light was struggling to imitate spring to understand. We all get stagnant at times.  We are all in danger of believing…
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Film & Television

Man on Wire. Or: Movie as Metaphor

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
by Laura Sillerman If you are a bit weary of trying to piece together how we got into this economic mess, I recommend viewing “Man on Wire” released in theaters in summer of 2008 and now available on DVD. It is the story of Philippe Petite, the high wire artist who cunningly, brazenly, crazily, enlisted others to realize his compulsion…
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Poetry

Poetry Friday, Valentine’s Day Edition: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

By Womens Voices for Change
While many of us would prefer to be immune from the commerce of Valentine’s Day, who among us would seek exemption from the understanding of pure love? Today, Poetry Fridays turns to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who triumphed over a suffocating childhood, campaigned long against the oppression of women and found enduring devotion in her beloved Robert. Predictably, she offers us…
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Lifestyle

Voices We Love: A Valentine to the Wise.

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
by Laura Sillerman This is a mash note to all the women who know how tell aging like it is– not as a trial, but as a trail to glory.  They make our hearts beat fast to the rhythm of truth. You’ll notice that our great national heroes are US Airways pilot Sully Sullenberger (58) and flight attendants Donna Dent (51), Sheila…
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