Tag Archives: National Book Award

Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

by Nona Blyth Cloud Wikipedia tries to sum her up: Mary Jane Oliver (September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019) was an American  poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2007 The New York Times described her as “far and away, this country’s … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: GALAXY

One of the glue dots that has held my marriage together, aside from both of us NOT being Morning People, is that neither one of us can pass by a bookstore – if there’s a sale table, we may only … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DEEP

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Some poetry is bold and LOUD. Some poetry is full of  SymbØli℠. Some poetry is full of RAGE, or Sorrow or Pain. William Stafford (1914–1993) wrote poems in a soft-spoken voice, poems that seem direct and simple, but … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ILLUMINATOR

by Nona Blyth Cloud There are writers who can “deliver the goods” but can’t explain how they create them. There are writers who can “talk a good game,” but whose actual work disappoints. But the writers who can do both … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: EMIGRANT

by Nona Blyth Cloud Emigrant – a person who leaves their homeland. Lisel Neumann’s family left Germany in the mid-1930s, moving to Italy, and then France, because her father was a political dissident. By 1939, he had found work in … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CALL-AND-RESPONSE

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 a musician or a group of musicians which is answered by another musician or group of … Continue reading

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