Tag Archives: Grace Curtis

To the Christmas Tree

  Bathed in the act of forgetting still upright light endowed upright on crutches drinking only what I give it giving all that it can a few winks now and then ball-catcher. What other relic withstands this kind of stand-up … Continue reading

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What’s a Short Story Doing on a Poetry Blog?

Crazy, Right? I write short stories, too. Did I mention that? Here is one I had published earlier this year at The Smoking Poet. Speaking As Em lay in bed trying to wake up, she found herself recalling the noisy … Continue reading

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A Wellspring of Poetry Happenings

Ohio Poetry Association Anthology Launch Party On April 16, at Bexley Library in Bexley, on the eastern edge of Columbus, the Ohio Poetry Association held the launch party and reading for its first anthology, Everything Stops and Listens, edited by … Continue reading

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Borderlands Reading

In mid-March, I was invited by Mark Sebastian Jordan, curator of the newly created monthly poetry event, Borderlands, at Main Street Books in Mansfield, Ohio, to read poetry along with Columbus poet, Andy Roberts.  The event and the venue were … Continue reading

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Five Unexpected Benefits of 30 Poems in 30 Days

This is the first year I’ve committed to writing a poem every day during National Poetry Month. So far so good! In the past, it has always felt a little gimmicky or forced. Now that I am doing it, it … Continue reading

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The Inexplicable Math of Good Poetry

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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A Poem for Winter Solstice

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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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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