Monthly Archives: May 2014

American Sentences for Pop

I read Nine Sonnets for Pop and a few of these 17 syllable poems at my Dad’s grave today as his remains were interred at the family burial plot in Elmhurst, Illinois. My siblings shared some stories of Dad and … Continue reading

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Pop at Aunt Barbara’s Coffin

My Aunt Barbara Rose O’Connell died on Super Bowl Sunday, 2007, and there were ceremonies in Glendora, California, where she lived most of her life and outside of Chicago, where she was born and raised. My Dad could not bear … Continue reading

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George Stanley on Innovation

One of the most powerful events of the recent Cascadia Poetry Festival (Cascadia II) was the panel: Cascadian Poetics: Innovations from Here. (Video of the panel here.) Nadine Maestas facilitated with a deft touch and brought out the best in Joanne … Continue reading

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