Posts Tagged: Matthew Daddona
This time last year I sat for days with my father in his room at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, recording his voice as he narrated the story of his life. “She’s helping me write my memoirs,” he quipped to the endless parade of nurses passing through to change the dressings on his legs, take his blood pressure, administer meds....more
Even as artists we are products of our world—all our experiences are part of the material that we employ in our art.
Over at Lit Hub, Matthew Daddona interviews poet Kwame Dawes on his poetry, the publication of African poetry via the African Poetry Book Fund, the diaspora, and the poetic tradition as a form of politic—regardless of whether that political inclination is displayed in speech or silence....more
First, Grant Snider considers New Year’s resolutions in his inimitable way.
Then, Barbara Berman draws a connection between two recent poetry collections—famous German playwright Bertold Brecht’s posthumous Love Poems and The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems About Perfume, edited by Jehanne Dubrow and Lindsay Lusby....more