Author Archives: M Pavlicek-Wehrli

Poet Gregory Orr; a brief excerpt from a recent “On Being” interview…..

  “……But a person in crisis, an individual in crisis, is someone who has been bowled over by some kind of crisis. And what poetry says to us is, you know what? Turn your confusion, turn your world into words. … Continue reading

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Reading W.S. Merwin (1927-2019)

Poet W.S. Merwin died yesterday, March 15, 2019, at his home in Hawaii.  Poet, translator, environmentalist, memoirist, conservator of land, language, human imagination.  Soul.  A poem from his book The Shadow of Sirius (2009, Copper Canyon Press): Just This When I … Continue reading

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Retro-Update – Looking Back to Pages from a Handmade Book, c. 2014

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Re-Reading C.D. Wright, 10:30 p.m.

“. . . That the poems we snatch from the language must bear the habit of our thinking. That their arrangement strengthens the authority on which each separate line is laid. That they extend the line into perpetuity. That they … Continue reading

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Thinking about Wallace Stevens….

     “What is the poet’s subject?  It is his sense of the world.  The truth is that a man’s (one’s) sense of the world dictates his subjects to him, and that this sense is derived from his personality, his … Continue reading

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