One Perfect Thursday Love Poem, with Dorothy Parker

We’re due for another Thursday Love poem feature, and so in the spirit of “Thursday,” a sort-of love poem by one of my poetic heroines, Edna St. Vincent Millay, I give you a piece from another New York mistress of words and wit, Dorothy Parker. If you’re not familiar with the Thursday Love Poem feature,…

Not Another Boring Poetry Reading

No, it never ever has to be a boring reading, but I swear there are so many people, memories of school days in their heads, who cringe at the idea of listening to a poetry reading. As a reaction to that we have Spoken Word movements and poetry slams (I’ll post one or two of…

Reading it Well, and Making it Relevant

This is what I am all about, and hats off to the IBlamePoetry channel on YouTube for doing such an excellent job of this. I love these readings. They are true to the poems, and innovative in their presentation. Finding nuggets like this gives me hope and joy that my fascination with poetry is not…