Monthly Archives: January 2018

Mine the Tension Series: Reading Lucille Clifton in a Time of Trouble

This week, I read it Lucille Clifton’s The Book of Light. Toward the end of the collection, Clifton has several poems that explore the nuance of a single voice across several pages. I confess that as a reader and writer … Continue reading

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Mine The Tension Series: Turning Back to Poetry

I remember when I first started writing poetry. I might have been eight or so and struggling with rhyme and the ins and outs of violets. I do recall thinking that poetry had to have capital letters down the left … Continue reading

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