We all have such differing definitions and expectations of grief. When asked to define grief, love, beauty, we often begin to play a game of word association, or we resort to metaphors and personification. Pain and sorrow. My heart hurts. It’s like a well that never fills up. But when I think about grief…… Read More Grief as Celebration & Grief as Beauty: Reading Michalle Gould’s Resurrection Party
SLEEPING WOMAN —after the painting by Richard Diebenkorn I’m walking east down Lovell in Kalamazoo in the middle of the afternoon, and it’s hot, July something, and there’s a man sleeping on the sidewalk— the way you would in your bed—his body a… Read More Remembering Herbert Scott
Everyone! Wonderful news: I have plans for you for your Friday night! As a part of the Greater Kalamazoo Art Hop, the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts will be hosting a reading for their art exhibit, Second Sight/Insight II, which is in its second year of ekphrastic pairings. Back in October, poets were encouraged… Read More Tomorrow!! At the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts!!
We all have to grow up someday. And some of us are dealt a better hand than others—some during our childhood, others later in life, and even others not at all. But we find a way to persist, to perceive the world and how to function within its barriers. We learn how to love,… Read More The Two (or More?) Sides of Friendship: Reading Rufi Thorpe’s The Girls from Corona del Mar