Category Archives: Word Cloud

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

by Nona Blyth Cloud The United States is a nation of borrowers. What we borrow is stuff from other cultures: words, food, music, clothing – whatever catches our eyes and ears. Then we put our own spin on it, or combine … Continue reading

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

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Skin is the largest organ of the human body, the envelope that keeps everything else together. It’s also a map that tells strangers something about who we are, like our approximate age, and the kind of … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: PROFANITY (Redux – Black History Month)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Please take this week’s title as a warning. If you find profanity offensive, this installment of Word Cloud is one you may want to skip. An article I skimmed for this week’s post was called Poets Nobody Reads, which isn’t entirely … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: EMPATHY (Black History Month Redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I’ve read a lot of statements by writers about writing, and they are all true, but many of them are only true for that one writer and their particular ‘process.’ I like this comment by Nikki Giovanni (1943 – … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CALL-AND-RESPONSE (Redux)

First posted for Black History Month – February 26, 2016.  Updated and expanded – February 8, 2019 by Nona Blyth Cloud Call-and-response is one of the most ancient forms of human expression  — in music, it is a phrase played by … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: RIFT (Redux – for Black History Month)

by Nona Blyth Cloud We sometimes forget how closely History is following behind us. Just over 50 years ago, it was still illegal for people of different races to marry in 16 U.S. states, mostly in the South. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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