THE POET BY DAY

Monthly Archives: March 2016

“your severed daughter laughing our name into echo all the world shall remember ” Audre Lorde, The Black Unicorn: Poems I discovered Audre Lorde when I happened upon From the House of Yemanjá (below). Wow! She’s been peaking in our window, I thought. How could she know? I was very young and didn’t start really delving into her work until recently. Time sadly lost. How many women and men grew up with two-faced mothers who took care… Read More

today living on morphs into yesterday becomes a story once upon a time “Everything is copy,” Nora Ephron according to her son, Jacob Bernstein. © poem and illustration, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved

“After completing the manuscript of her last (posthumously published) novel, Between the Acts, Woolf fell into a depression similar to that which she had earlier experienced. The onset of World War II, the destruction of her London home during the Blitz, and the cool reception given to her biography of her late friend Roger Fry all worsened her condition until she was unable to work.[20] On 28 March 1941, Woolf drowned herself… Read More

phoenix  (a tanka) rising from my heart, bathing in my soul’s ashes, proud of my fire… i’m burning words with my thought, forging new-born cries of hope… – Liliana Negoi I got to know Liliana Negoi a.k.a. Lily (Endless Journey and curcubee în alb şi negru), her gentle refined spirit and her intelligent and well-crafted work years ago when we collaborated on a poetry project. We still keep in touch – it must be at least five… Read More