Tagged: poetry

#SummerReads #5: Teaching My Mother To Give Birth by Warsan Shire

#SummerReads #5: Teaching My Mother To Give Birth by Warsan Shire

This summer, my goal is to read ten poetry collections. Click on the summerreading2015 tag to chart my progress. I can’t remember how I came across Warsan Shire, but whatever person, website, or blog caused her name to cross my eyes deserves a plate of chocolate chip cookies. Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali-British poet with...

#SummerReads #4: The Shipwreck Dress by Terri Witek

#SummerReads #4: The Shipwreck Dress by Terri Witek

This summer, my goal is to read ten poetry collections. Click on the summerreading2015 tag to chart my progress. I encountered Terri Witek’s work by chance at the 2012 AWP Conference in Chicago. That discovery alone made the conference worth it (though generally speaking it was an excellent conference). I bought Exit Island on the...

#SummerReads #3: Heather McNaugher

#SummerReads #3: Heather McNaugher

This summer, my goal is to read ten poetry collections. Click on the summerreading2015 tag to chart my progress. I first encountered Dr. Heather McNaugher at an open house for Chatham University’s MFA program, where I ultimately decided to study. I never had the occasion to take one of her classes–and I’m really sad about...

#SummerReads 2015 #2: “The Hospital Poems” by Jim Ferris

#SummerReads 2015 #2: “The Hospital Poems” by Jim Ferris

This summer, my goal is to read ten poetry collections. Click on the summerreading2015 tag to chart my progress. I am particularly interested in poetry about disability and chronic illness—not surprising, since I suffer daily from a chronic illness and both my in-laws are disabled. Jim Ferris’s collection is compact but powerful in the way...

#SummerReads 2015 #1: “Arab on Radar” by Angele Ellis

#SummerReads 2015 #1: “Arab on Radar” by Angele Ellis

This summer, my goal is to read ten poetry collections. Click on the summerreading2015 tag to chart my progress I found Arab on Radar by Angele Ellis by accident. I was looking for a new novel (can’t remember which one, now), and this collection came up in my search. It sounded interesting, so I checked...