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ARTEMISpoetry’s (U.K.) nineteenth issue landed in my mailbox this evening. Yes! It’s always a good day when a fave poetry magazine arrives, especially good on a day like today that was grueling. Once I finish reading this issue, I’ll write the editors and get permissions to bring you some samplings. Meanwhile, I encourage you to explore Second Light Network (SLN) of Women Poets. As I say, probably ad nauseum, the poetry is… Read More

“On January 15, 2017, poets around the U.S., in cities, towns and villages, will gather on the steps of their local city hall to read poetry against the coming dictatorship of Trump.” Organized by Alan Kaufman and Michael Rothenberg. Alan Kaufman is the Editor of The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry “Outlaw poets” is a term of endearment used in reference to poets whose work is featured in the Outlaw Bible. The… Read More

It’s absolute joy to see that this issue honors Myra Schneider at 80 years and includes an interview of Myra by Dilys Wood, founder of Second Light Network of Women Poets (SLN) and managing editor of ARTEMISpoetry. Bravo, SLN! 🙂 [Myra’s] poetry glows with an unembarrassed love of the quotidian – food, the kitchen, creatures, company, every leaf in the garden – especially the edible ones! – and almost above all, color.” Kate Foley,… Read More

Sunday: I began my dive into Dilys Wood’s Antarctica* (Greendale Press, 2008), spending my discretionary time engaged by this collection, which includes The South Pole Inn, a novella in verse. “I dreamt I gave you the white continent I wrapped it in white wedding wrap, embossed with silver penguins and skiis …” from Her Birthday Present in the section Love in a Freezing Climate: Four Poems ***** “Wherever I look, the bacillus of… Read More