Poetry of Place, Regionalism and the Ghettoization of Writers

Some of my favorite poets and novelists have written about the landscape in which they lived. Whether Mildred Walker or Kim Barnes is evoking the terrain (of Montana and Idaho respectively) on the page, they remain masterful in their craft. I live and breathe the land that the characters inhabit. Even if I haven’t heard […]

Explaining Poetry To Others

I found this postcard in a junk shop.  The image is strange and if you give it a closer look it gets wierder.  I wonder if the text was added after the fact by someone else.  In the picture there is a spotlight…or light coming through a curtain?  But why is the curtain open if […]