Poetry, Forever

There are many cheesy, silly, pointless poems out there, and I often feel embarrassed to be reading this form of artistic expression. But sometimes the concise, lyrical words catch me and fill me with emotion. I would encourage any reader to start with the classic poets. My most recent discovery of poetry is this website…

Sylvia Plath Poems – Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy

Plath, Sylvia (Author) and Duffy, Carol Ann (Compiler). (2012). Sylvia Plath Poems. Faber & Faber; London.  I am not a regular consumer or producer of poetry; given a pile of poems, I would likely think them all of equal stature. It takes someone with a discerning mind and conscious heart to identify poems of great…

Black Swan, White Raven: Edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling.

Datlow, Ellen, & Windling, Terri. (1997). Black Swan, White Raven. Avon Books; New York. This enchanting compilation of fairy tales – 21 in all, with a mix of short stories and poems – contains the typical tropes and memes of the classic fairy tale in new and disruptive contexts. While some people have examined these…