Sixteen books for 2016

1. Radioland by Lesley Wheeler I read Wheeler’s blog and she’s so damn smart (she’s an American academic, poet, and a previous Fulbright fellow). This is her most recent collection of poetry. 2. The Pale North by Hamish Clayton The premise of this book about books is irresistible. It couldn’t get more meta unless a Hamish Clayton … More Sixteen books for 2016

Tuesday Poem: ‘The Beginning of September’ by Robert Hass

The Beginning of September I The child is looking in the mirror. His head falls to one side, his shoulders slump. He is practicing sadness. II He didn’t think she ought to and she thought she should. III In the summer peaches the color of sunrise In the fall plums the color of dusk IV … More Tuesday Poem: ‘The Beginning of September’ by Robert Hass

Tuesday Poem: “The Gazelle” by Rainer Maria Rilke

The Gazelle Gazella Dorcas Enchanted thing: how can two chosen words ever attain the harmony of pure rhyme that pulses through you as your body stirs? Out of your forehead branch and lyre climb, and all your features pass in simile, through the songs of love whose words, as light as rose- petals, rest on … More Tuesday Poem: “The Gazelle” by Rainer Maria Rilke