Has a Poem Ever Made You Cry?

Donald Hall died Saturday.  Donald Hall was an extraordinary poet who I came to know through the poetry of his wife, Jane Kenyon, who quickly became one of my favorite writers for her spare, essential descriptions of life, nature, and ultimately, death. (She died at age 47 of leukemia.) Kenyon was much younger than her […]

Between Optimism and Despair

    I am neither here, nor there. I vacillate between optimism and despair. Between 100% belief in myself and my ambitious plan and then stunning apathy.     It hasn’t been a year yet. I’ve come so far. Look at all I’ve accomplished: I’ve written my monthly column for a year and a half. […]