Category Archives: Word Cloud

Word Cloud: ECSTASY

reposted in honor of Women’s History Month by NONA BLYTH CLOUD If you look up “complex” in the dictionary, you may find a picture of H.D. (1886-1961). Since most Americans and many people in the rest of the world have not … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: MIDLIFE

reposted in honor of Women’s History Month by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I guess it’s human nature to try to make things fit, whether it’s putting on roof tiles, or papers we need to file, or sorting the animal kingdom into … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ACTIVIST

(reposted in honor of 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, … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: INCURSION

Originally published in 2016 – republished for Women’s History Month 2020 by Nona Blyth Cloud In an interview in the Kenyon Review in 2103,  the poet Solmaz Sharif  was asked: What have you learned about the writing process in the last … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CONNECTION

(Republished in honor of Women’s History Month, and because we all need more uplifting connections.) by NONA BLYTH CLOUD When you finally come down to it, all Art is really about such a basic thing: Connection. Human to human, and … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: TRANSFORMATION

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD What’s in a name? Names are a symbol for who we are, but sometimes a birth name can feel like a once-warm coat we’ve outgrown: a little shabby, and tight in all the wrong places. So … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CHIAROSCURO

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD For several years now, Right Wing think tanks and other revisionists have striven to convince us that “Black Slavery Wasn’t as Bad as You’ve Been Taught.” Since the people putting this theory out there are white, and have … Continue reading

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