I'm thrilled to announce that two of my poems have been published in Theresa Welford's new anthology, The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems. One is actually a cento/sestina entitled "The Bard", from the works of William Shakespeare; and "I Had Some Things" from Emily Dickinson. The book is available here and from Red Hen Press. Other poets in the anthology include Nicole Andonov, Lorna Blake, Alex Cigale, Allan Douglass Coleman, Philip Dacey, Sharon Dolin, Annie Finch, Jack Foley, Kate Gale, Dana Gioia,Sam Gwynn, H. L. Hix, David Lehman, Eric Nelson and Catherine Tufariello.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Several days ago it suddenly became impossible for blogspot.ca bloggers to share their blog posts on Facebook. I've been searching on the Internet for solutions and hope this one will work. If there are any more of you out there with this problem, send me an email message and I'll pass on the solution. Cheers! Cathy
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
|Texas chocolate sheet cake|
Between making potato salad and a Texas chocolate sheet cake (with
mocha chocolate icing!) this morning, I made a note to remind my local
friends that several of the Greenwood Poets (including Louise Carson and
Yours Truly) will be reading some of our new work at the Hudson War
Memorial Library, Elm Street, Hudson, Quebec, next Saturday, May 26th,
at 10:30 a.m.
Everyone's welcome. Refreshments will be
served. I plan to read my new pantoum about the Lost Villages of Southern Ontario ("Inundation Day"), a new rondeau ("Heartwood"), an
ekphrastic poem ("Automat") and a new list poem ("When"). Hope to see
some of you there!
Now off to salt the asado!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Things look like they're slowing down on the subbing front, and I've taken the opportunity to write several poems in the past few days:
a list poem (When)
an ekphrastic poem (Edward Hopper's Automat)
a pantoum (Inundation Day)
a rondeau (Nursing Home)
I have ideas, and titles, for two more poems. One will be a villanelle, the other probably haiku stanza, based on the ideas behind them.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
This will be my first Mother's Day without my mother. This poem by Emily Dickinson offers some consolation . ..
Nature the gentlest mother is
Nature -- the Gentlest Mother is, Impatient of no Child -- The feeblest -- or the waywardest -- Her Admonition mild -- In Forest -- and the Hill -- By Traveller -- be heard -- Restraining Rampant Squirrel -- Or too impetuous Bird -- How fair Her Conversation -- A Summer Afternoon -- Her Household -- Her Assembly -- And when the Sun go down -- Her Voice among the Aisles Incite the timid prayer Of the minutest Cricket -- The most unworthy Flower -- When all the Children sleep -- She turns as long away As will suffice to light Her lamps -- Then bending from the Sky -- With infinite Affection -- And infiniter Care -- Her Golden finger on Her lip -- Wills Silence -- Everywhere --
(by Emily Dickinson)
Saturday, May 5, 2012
|"Automat" by Edward Hopper, 1927|
I've just finished revising a new ekphrastic poem -- six six-line stanzas in IP, rhyme scheme ababcc -- based on Edward Hopper's Automat.
My new MS is thus only three poems short: a pantoum, a rondeau and a ballad are in the works!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Several of my poems appear in this new anthology. A review is available HERE . In the review, my poem, "For My Granddaughter", is mentioned.
Also, Three of my poems, "Cinquefoil", "Mother's Day" and "For My Granddaughter", are featured in the May issue of Quill and Parchment.