Tag Archives: Poetry

Twenty-Six Days of Pain, Parties, and Work

Amy B.    August 23, 2016    Comments Off on Twenty-Six Days of Pain, Parties, and Work

Along with nineteen other young women, twenty-year-old Sylvia Plath spent a month (June 1953) as a “guest editor” for Mademoiselle magazine’s annual college issue. The women lived in close quarters in a poorly-ventilated women’s hotel, and were expected to attend …

Has poetry ever made you cry? Well now is your chance! (If you’re into that sort of thing.)

Amy B.    August 9, 2016    Comments Off on Has poetry ever made you cry? Well now is your chance! (If you’re into that sort of thing.)

Amnesty International sponsored this collection of poems that bring tears to the eyes of prominent, mostly British, female readers–not always tears of sorrow, but sometimes tears of joy as well. The selections are so varied and so personal that they …

Holding on Upside Down by Linda Leavell

Amy B.    July 26, 2016    Comments Off on Holding on Upside Down by Linda Leavell

Poet Marianne Moore (1887-1972), her brother Warren, and her mother Mary formed a tight family threesome that stuck together even through Warren’s marriage and career up until Mary’s death. Marianne lived with her mother for most of her life (her …