Poetry

Maya Angelou’s Partnership with Hallmark

I’d forgotten about this completely… fascinating read: Billy Collins, then U.S. Poet Laureate and a fellow Random House writer, questioned Angelou’s partnership with Hallmark, the largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the United States and, among the literati, commonly associated with trite expressions. “It lowers the understanding of what poetry actually can do,” Collins said …

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Dereliction

Crescendo of conspiracy until the mountingOf evidence with harm accumulates on the back. The Redbird creeks on a branch feedingIn the ice rain over a frozen land finished with white. Glass covered floors in the palace of Ithaca wettingThe tile with a strange homecoming of fire and blood. A nostos for the Cunning to a …

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