Posts Tagged: ellen bass

Reinforcing the Resistance, Aiding the Anxious: Three Poetry Anthologies

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Barbara Berman reviews three social justice oriented poetry anthologies today at The Rumpus.

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On Joy: Three Poetry Anthologies

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With impermanence and “praise for the devil” all around, it’s a gift to rediscover joy, no matter how fleeting.

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Notable San Francisco: 3/1–3/7

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Wednesday 3/1: Journalist L.A. Kauffman, (The Nation, Mother Jones, The Baffler, etc.) reads from Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights. Poet Kendra Tanacea launches her debut collection, A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees, from Lost Horse Press. She will be joined by Tracey Knapp and Peter Kline. […]

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Zoe Zolbrod

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Zoe Zolbrod about her new book The Telling, pushing against victim narratives, how the conversation surrounding sexual abuse has evolved, and the melding of research with memoir.

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The Amazing Disappearing Woman Writer

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To refuse to disappear at mid-life—I am forty-two as of the writing of this essay—is perhaps the best rebellion a woman poet can make to the literary world and to the world at large.

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In Plain Sight: The Vanishing of Ellen Bass

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Putting her experiences into a broader context, [Bass] now saw, was essential to “creating openings for readers to enter her poems and for the poems to enter her readers.”

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It Ends With Eating a Strawberry

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It might be snowing outside, but April is still National Poetry Month, and Tin House has a wonderful interview up with poet Ellen Bass. Read about her writing routine, the Miss America Pageant, expectations, and what it was like to study with Anne Sexton, here. Poetry is such a good medium for coming to terms with expectations and disappointments. […]

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