From my very first post I wanted to pay homage to the speech which inspired the title of my blog, Ain't I a Woman? by Sojourner Truth. Such a beautiful speech, such a beautiful name, such a beautiful woman. It is one of my favorite pieces. I strive to emulate this style in my own work. Poetic and powerful. Honest and unafraid. Memorable. And I like brevity. It too is beautiful. This is the standard I wish to be held to as I explore the question with you ~ ain't I a writer?
"Obliged to you for hearing me, and I do have a few things more to say..."

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Me and Charles Simic!

     Come on, concede it was a little clever of me ... I linked Charles and I together, by offering both of these links. Well hey, at least we are both New Hampshire poets. I am going to try to get to the exhibit described in The Globe and will blog a bit about it when I do. I actually have been getting into the idea of ekphrastic poetry this year. It's a lot of fun.

Tea for Two: John Russo: 'Don't try to change Portsmouth" SeacoastOnline.com

http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2010/02/28/artist_george_nama_and_poet_charles_simic_collaborate_in_boston_athenaeum_exhibit/?page=full

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