THE POET BY DAY

Daily Archives: July 23, 2016

This week PEN America announced the establishment of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, a literary honor that will be conferred annually on a book that has broken new ground and signals strong potential for lasting influence. $75,000 Prize to be Awarded to a Single Writer for Originality and Impact $10,000 Grant for a Literary Oral History Project The new award will recognize a book-length work of any genre for “originality, merit, and… Read More

Some days fall open on an unexpected word, piercing your too pedestrian obsessions, pushing you into the doorway of mystery. You’ve heard all about it: the light, the way! The truth waiting like a mother for her child ~ and here you are momentarily free, swimming in the amniotic fluid of your own nascent soul. (c) 2016, poem and photograph, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved