Author Archives: Grace Curtis

Article first appeared in Poet’s Quarterly, Summer 2012. I am at no loss for information about you and your family; but I am at a loss where to begin. — Demosthenes Recently, an editor of a well-known journal posted a message … Continue reading

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Five Lessons from Ohio Poets

Sometimes, “sitting alone in a room and wrenching it out of yourself” as Jon Winokur wrote in the introduction to his book, Advice to Writers, is not enough. So, I jumped at the opportunity to go to the free—did I … Continue reading

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All Poetry is Local…

Well, not really. That’s something that is true of politics according to former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill. Actually poetry is international, universal, or possibly even galactic. I just used it as a title for this post because I … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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We lost the tungsten stream through fracturing birch limbs as we scouted by road. And (now is the time and place to admit it) we were wrong. Wrong in the way a cat miscounts or a fish is fooled by … Continue reading

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N2Poetry Honored with Award from 99Fiction

  Great News! N2Poetry was selected as the 2012 Winner of 99Fiction’s Blog Competition! Be sure to check out 99Fiction for the best in short, fiction and poetry.

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Weeding as a Source of Poetic Inspiration

I am pleased to have my poem, Weeding, currently featured in Repeat Poetry. It originally ran in Waccamaw Literary Journal. I like what Repeat Poetry does, which is to breathe new life to previously published work. It’s a site well worth following. The … Continue reading

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Fed by Birds in Winter

          Caught on a stoop rail is a bundle-gift of seeds and leaves hand-woven into a grass basket by birds, a thank you, I think, for years of lugging seed to the feeders—millet, black-oil, sunflower, nyjer, … Continue reading

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On Being a First Reader for The Antioch Review: An Interview with Poet, Benjamin S. Grossberg

As assistant poetry editor for The Antioch Review, is it the job of Poet Benjamin S. Grossberg, along with another first reader, Melissa Berton, to read the poetry submitted to the journal. They advise poetry editor, Judith Hall, on poems for potential … Continue reading

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The Villanelle–A Poem Video

In preparation for the upcoming Midwest Writer’s Workshop, at which I will be privileged to get to work with poet, Kathleen Rooney, I was assigned an article to read on the villanelle form that we will be discussing. I’ve attempted villanelles before with … Continue reading

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