Category Archives: Poetry

A Poem for Women’s History Month

Ada Limón (1976- ) is the author of Lucky Wreck, The Carrying, Bright Dead Things, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Sharks in the Rivers.  _________________________ To read her poem, How to Triumph Like a Girl, click

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Word Cloud: RULEBREAKER (Redux – Women’s History Month)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD My Theatre Arts teacher in high school told me: “You should know the rules before you break them.” It wasn’t an original thought, but most thoughts aren’t – after all, about 108 billion people have been living and … Continue reading

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TCS: A Tiny House Romance

Good Morning! ___________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: OUTSIDER (Redux – Women’s History Month)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Recognition. A word that can mean someone’s work has been honored, ‘recognized’ for excellence, but also can mean that moment when a person feels a lighting strike of connection to an artist’s work, whatever the media … Continue reading

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World Poetry Day: A Poem by Billy Collins

reprinted from 2017 and 2018 It’s World Poetry Day again. Even if you think you don’t like poetry, I’m betting that you will like Billy Collins. He wrote the poem “Introduction to Poetry” about what he’d like people to get … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ACTIVIST (REDUX – Women’s History Month)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Ask two hundred people on the main streets across America to name American women poets — if they came up with anyone, almost certainly it would be Emily Dickinson, and most would stop there, though  a … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Poets for International Women’s Day

What would happen if one woman told the truth about . . . . her life? . . . The world would split open  – Muriel Rukeyser, from Käthe Kollwitz, part 3 ____________________ Tell all the truth but tell it … Continue reading

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