Wolf in Linden Ave Literary Journal

My poem, “Wolf,” appears in this month’s Linden Avenue Literary Journal — the January 2017 issue, no. 56.

You can read my poem here, as well as poetry and prose by Rosie DeSantis, Edinson Shane Tolley, Stephen Wack, and Diane Bonavist.

I really like the selections Linden Avenue Literary Journal makes — reading through the back issues is a treat, if you have some time to browse.

Wolf and Pup
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Wolves are hard to study, but via radio collar and other methods researchers are making progress.  You can read about the study of wolves in Alaska’s Denali National Park here in a National Park Service report. The report shows some great photos of Denali’s wolves. Continue reading “Wolf in Linden Ave Literary Journal”

John Berryman’s 77 Dream Songs, Part 3 of 3: Link Roundup

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John Berryman’s 77 Dream Songs, Part 3 of 3: Link Roundup

Here’s the third and final post in this series regarding Berryman’s 77 Dream Songs. You can find Part 1 (Craft) and Part 2 (Content Connections) in earlier posts.

Lots of links for further reading and listening, but I warn you that the topics of depression, alcoholism and suicide will come up. Again.

But first, my rant. Continue reading “John Berryman’s 77 Dream Songs, Part 3 of 3: Link Roundup”

John Berryman’s 77 Dream Songs, Part 2 of 3: Content Connections

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John Berryman’s 77 Dream Songs, Part 2 of 3: Content Connections

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series on Berryman’s Dream Songs. You can find Part 1 in an earlier post.

I was re-reading John Berryman’s 77 Dream Songs and finished my re-read on the 45th anniversary of Berryman’s death. That is a creepy coincidence which I didn’t see coming. Continue reading “John Berryman’s 77 Dream Songs, Part 2 of 3: Content Connections”

John Berryman’s 77 Dream Songs, Part 1 of 3: Craft

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John Berryman’s 77 Dream Songs, Part 1 of 3: Craft

The craft and skill which John Berryman pours into his 77 Dream Songs is often overshadowed by the intensity of the content of which he writes. With that in mind, I am splitting my comments on 77 Dream Songs into a three post series.

  • Part 1 will focus on craft comments.
  • Part 2 will discuss connections among the content.
  • Part 3 will give a list of links for further reading and listening/viewing.

Continue reading “John Berryman’s 77 Dream Songs, Part 1 of 3: Craft”