Happy July! I published a new Bishop Blog on Bishop’s poem, “Electrical Storm” today. You can also find information on my reading in The Open Mouth Reading Series in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and on my upcoming workshop, “Beguiled & Bewildered” with San Diego Writers, Ink.
Another entry in the Bishop Blog about “Manuelzinho” is available, plus I’ll be teaching “Temperamental Poetry” online with the Poetry Barn this summer. Join me!
“wistful / face, like a child’s fistful / of bluets or white violets” – from “Manuelzinho”
Thanks to @Tattoosday for featuring my milkweed tattoo for National Poetry Month and I’ll be teaching poetry all summer long, starting with “Summer of Love (Birth, Death, and Loss)” @loftliterary!
A few updates on the website/world of Amie: new blog on Bishop’s Squatter’s Children, new poem, Camel Meditation, up at Radar Poetry, and information on AWP happenings (and future readings) on my events page.
Thoughts on “Questions of Travel” in which I talk about desire for the millionth time.
In my slow journey through all of Elizabeth Bishop’s poems (I almost wrote “bones” just now, which I kind of like. In a way a poet’s poems are their bones–fossils of the lived life…), I have finally made it to her third collection, Questions of Travel. Check out my piece on “Arrival at Santos.” Here’s to a long wade through this segment of Bishop’s skeleton/body of work.
Pleased to be part of this lovely issue of Front Porch Mag.
Can’t wait to teach Multigenre Scavenger Hunt online with The Loft Literary Center this summer!
I finally finished blogging about A Cold Spring! Check out my post on Bishop’s beautiful “shampoo.”