Hello everyone! I know I've been behind on the podcast, school has been hectic! I'm trying to keep up with the website though to deliver good poetry content here and there and stay active on the things I love most—poetry & writing! Speaking of writing, I have an exciting announcement to make: this November I'll … Continue reading November Announcement!
I checked my mail this evening and was delighted to find yet another edition to my mysterious POETRY Magazine collection! This edition is tied for my favorite cover design with the July/August edition (the watercolor one on the bottom). I love the purpley shade of pink with the old English font. The back of every … Continue reading Another Mysterious Edition
Around mid-September, I opened my mailbox to find two booklets, individually wrapped in plastic, just sitting among the normal junk coupons I recycle. I pulled out the July/August 2018 and the September 2018 issues of POETRY Magazine, run by the Poetry Foundation. Unless I've developed a sleepwalking habit, I did not order these magazines. My … Continue reading A Poetry Mystery
Harlem What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? Sources! Academy of … Continue reading Ep 6: “Harlem,” Langston Hughes
Audio is hard! Wanna help? Check out that coffee cup in the top corner of this blog page to contribute to my Real Live Podcasting Microphone Fund! Help Honey in My Hair grow! Morning Song Love set you going like a fat gold watch. The midwife slapped your footsoles, and your bald cry Took its … Continue reading Ep 5: “Morning Song,” Sylvia Plath
This Is Just To Say I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold Sources American Poets Society. "A Brief Guide to Imagism." Schools & Movements. Poets.org. Text. 05 Sept 2017. Boyd, Natalie. "The Imagist Movement: … Continue reading Ep 4: “This Is Just To Say,” William Carlos Williams
The Museum of Stones This is your museum of stones, assembled in matchbox and tin, collected from roadside, culvert, and viaduct, battlefield, threshing floor, basilica, abattoir, stones loosened by tanks in the streets of a city whose earliest map was drawn in ink on linen, schoolyard stones in the hand of a corpse, pebble from … Continue reading Ep 3: “The Museum of Stones,” Carolyn Forché
Lissadell Last year we went to Lissadell. The sun shone over Sligo Bay And life was good and all was well. The bear, the books, the dinner bell, An air of dignified decay. Last year we went to Lissadell. This year the owners had to sell— It calls to mind a Chekhov play. Once life … Continue reading Ep 2: “Lissadell,” Wendy Cope
The first episode of my new podcast, Honey In My Hair! In this episode, we will be exploring "Solitude" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, published 1883. Solitude Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. Sing, and … Continue reading Ep 1: “Solitude,” Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Hello! I just wanted to thank everyone who continues to follow this blog. I know I haven't been super active lately, though I've got some exciting plans in the works! Kindly continue to follow me, I really appreciate it, and I'll keep y'all posted on what's coming up! Honey In My Hair is not going … Continue reading Under Construction!