Tag Archives: Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Word Cloud: MIDLIFE (Redux)

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 family, genus and species – most of … Continue reading

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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: SUMMER-LONG

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD While Memorial Day has become the unofficial start of summer for Americans, the actual start of the season here in the Northern Hemisphere is the Summer Solstice.  The Solstice this year began at 6:07 AM, U.S. … Continue reading

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A Poem for World Turtle Day

by Mary Oliver: The Turtle breaks from the blue-black skin of the water, dragging her shell with its mossy scutes across the shallows and through the rushes and over the mudflats, to the uprise, to the yellow sand, to dig … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: GUILT

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Last week’s Word Cloud was about Tracy K. Smith, the current U.S. Poet Laureate, and a previous winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. This year’s Pulitzer Prize in Poetry winner, Frank Bidart, was also mentioned. Sadly, Frank … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CONVERGENCE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Writing a weekly column about poetry is sometimes frustrating. It’s a subject that so many people in my country find “irrelevant” to Modern Life. But if three contestants in this week’s Jeopardy! Teachers’ Tournament had been … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: INNER-B!ȾȻH

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Originally posted on July 15, 2016 – I still feel under the weather, so I’m giving you a “golden oldie” this week that’s in keeping with Women’s History Month. :-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-: I normally try to abstain from vulgar … Continue reading

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