Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Great Regulars: Yet the tone of Stag's Leap is different

from that of her early collections, reflecting the perspective of an older poet. So this book does not simply present the heartbreak of a failed marriage. It shows how over time Olds comes "to look at love in a new way," moving beyond her initial hurt to a larger vision of forgiveness and even gratitude, and reclaiming herself as a loving spirit.

from Wesley McNair: Monitor: My Turn: Sharon Olds writes poems of the heart's knowledge


The late Elizabeth Coatsworth was a member of a Maine literary family that included her late husband, Henry Beston, and also includes her daughter, Kate Barnes, a former state poet laureate who lives in Appleton. In this week's poem, Coatsworth describes the tentative beginning of a Maine spring.

Night Wind in Spring

By Elizabeth Coatsworth

from Wesley McNair: The Portland Press Herald: Take Heart: A Conversation in Poetry


No comments :