Catherine Chandler's Poetry Blog

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Artful Look of Ordinary Days

My manuscript, The Artful Look of Ordinary Days: New and Selected Sonnets, was chosen as one of two runners-up in the 2017 Able Muse Book Award, judged by Charles Martin.

The title comes from the final line of my poem, "Coming to Terms," chosen by A.E. Stallings as the winner of the 2010 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award.

Congratulations to winner, Lorna Blake, and fellow runner-up Anna M. Evans.

Many thanks to Alex Pepple and Charles Martin.

Monday, October 23, 2017

"Words, which can make our terrors bravely clear, /Can also thus domesticate a fear"

I am deeply saddened by the recent passing of Richard Wilbur (1921-2017).

Although I love so many of his poems, "A Barred Owl" (which Mr. Wilbur himself, in a reading I attended in 2007, made sure the audience understood it as both "barred" and "bard"!) is my favorite.

HERE is a link.

So wise. He will be sorely missed, but his poetry is for the ages.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Edward Hopper Triptych

Edward Hopper, Self-portrait (1925-30)

My Hopper triptych "Alienated Majesty" is online at The Ekphrastic Review HERE. Paintings "Automat," "Early Sunday Morning," and "Sun in an Empty Room."

Thank you to editor, Lorette Luzajic!