Tag Archives: Women’s History Month

A Poem for Women’s History Month

Ada Limón (1976- ) is the author of Lucky Wreck, The Carrying, Bright Dead Things, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Sharks in the Rivers.  _________________________ To read her poem, How to Triumph Like a Girl, click

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

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD My Theatre Arts teacher in high school told me: “You should know the rules before you break them.” It wasn’t an original thought, but most thoughts aren’t – after all, about 108 billion people have been living and … Continue reading

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

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Recognition. A word that can mean someone’s work has been honored, ‘recognized’ for excellence, but also can mean that moment when a person feels a lighting strike of connection to an artist’s work, whatever the media … Continue reading

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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: SENSATIONAL

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD “Overnight sensation” – the star who bursts on the scene, seemingly out of nowhere, so often is someone who has labored unappreciated at their craft for years. At the end of the 20th century, Australian poetry was … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CONFLUENCES

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Susan Ludvigson is a paradox. She has published nine collections of poetry, and a couple of chapbooks, but her “biography” listings are one or two paragraphs about the number of fellowships she’s been awarded, and that she … 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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