Fiction The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah Five Stars I absolutely loved this newest book by Kristin Hannah. I learned more about this era of history–the Dust Bowl and how it affected people during the Great Depression–and would compare its themes to those of The Grapes of Wrath . Hannah […]
During my mentorship with poet Jim Moore, I wrote this poem based on the title from Tomas Tranströmer’s “April and Silence.” While my poem and Tranströmer’s are different in their themes, this title is often one that comes to mind during the month of April.
“[Tomas Tranströmer] has perfected a particular kind of epiphanic lyric, often in quatrains, in which nature is the active energizing subject, and the self (if the self is present at all) is the object.” Katie Peterson, Boston Review as quoted by Poetry Foundation; italics mine When I was researching Tomas […]
The poem “Kyrie” by Tomas Tranströmer entered my life when I read it in college. But, it became a transformative influence on my poetry after my middle son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2001. Since then I have written two poems based on this poem–one using the title […]
* The last and first lines of the first and third stanzas are based on the poem “Kyrie” by Tomas Transtromer as translated by Robert Hass.