Tag Archives: Edward Hirsch

A Poem for the Day of Simone Weil’s Birth

Simone Weil (1909-1943), was a French philosopher, Christian mystic and political activist. Disregarding her frail health, Weil worked for a year in factories to better understand the working people she was trying to help as a trade unionist. She was described … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: EVERYDAY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I wrote this poem after opening my copy of For the Sleepwalkers to begin work on an earlier, shorter version of this profile, which I originally published at another website. There was still a faint smokiness in the … Continue reading

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