Hey everyone! I have a very exciting announcement to make. My friends and I have published the first episode of our literary podcast, Lit is Lit! It's so nice to not be a one-woman show anymore, and I cannot wait to continue to work on this project! My friend Abby Scadden and I are the … Continue reading Lit is Lit
It's 2019! Hooray! One of my New Year's Resolutions is to be a little more consistent with my posts on this blog. I only have a few days left of winter break, and I think I'd like to use them to brainstorm and workshop some posts, poems, and maybe even some podcasts! For now though, … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I'm subscribed to the Poetry Foundation's podcast Audio Poem of the Day. I subscribed to this myself, it's not a mystery like their magazine has been. The recordings are sometimes voiced by the poets that wrote them, which I'm a big fan of because every so often you get a little poet's note where they might … Continue reading Straying from Form: Rekdal & the Faux-stina
As I mentioned in my last post, I've been subscribing to a ton of email newsletters from poetry publications and websites. One of them has been Poets.org, home of the American Academy of Poets. Honestly, I was a little surprised I hadn't already subscribed to that one, I'm on their site all the time. Now, … Continue reading Mosquitoes—Not So Bad?
Is there anything more exciting when one of your favorite things mentions another one of your favorite things? Wonderful! is a podcast hosted by husband and wife Griffin and Rachel McElroy where they talk about things that they love in the world. From their witty banter to their endless positivity, subscribing to this show was … Continue reading Wonderful! Podcast Features “Shedding Skin” by Harryette Mullen
Harlem What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? Sources! Academy of … Continue reading Ep 6: “Harlem,” Langston Hughes
Audio is hard! Wanna help? Check out that coffee cup in the top corner of this blog page to contribute to my Real Live Podcasting Microphone Fund! Help Honey in My Hair grow! Morning Song Love set you going like a fat gold watch. The midwife slapped your footsoles, and your bald cry Took its … Continue reading Ep 5: “Morning Song,” Sylvia Plath
Lissadell Last year we went to Lissadell. The sun shone over Sligo Bay And life was good and all was well. The bear, the books, the dinner bell, An air of dignified decay. Last year we went to Lissadell. This year the owners had to sell— It calls to mind a Chekhov play. Once life … Continue reading Ep 2: “Lissadell,” Wendy Cope
The first episode of my new podcast, Honey In My Hair! In this episode, we will be exploring "Solitude" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, published 1883. Solitude Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. Sing, and … Continue reading Ep 1: “Solitude,” Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A year ago, I had never heard of Harryette Mullen. I suppose I hadn't heard of Michael Ondaatje either. I've had the privilege of learning about so many incredible (contemporary) poets recently, and among them is the wonderful Harryette Mullen, who has quickly become one of my favorite poets for the way she twists words … Continue reading Spotlight: S*PeRM**K*T (1992) by Harryette Mullen