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Pascale Petit photo credit: Dafna Kaplan

Poet Paula Claire, and-until recently- the only female contender for the Oxford Professor of Poetry contest, steps down, alleges favoritism.

Pascale Petit  explores the way trauma hurts an artist into creation through the eyes of Frida Kahlo in her new collection of poetry:  ‘What the Water Gave Me – Poems After Frida Kahlo.’  Listen to the title poem,   What the Water Gave Me.

Frances McCue, founding director of Richard Hugo House, the Seattle center for writers and writing, is now a writer-in-residence at the University of Washington’s honors college and revisits the poems (and small Northwest towns that inspired the poems) of Richard Hugo.

Fans wrote verse for Vulture’s Erykah Badu Haiku Contest.  The winner, SASSLKCJNEIGHBR, submitted this haiku about Badu’s recent public disrobing:

View from window seat,
It’s Badu badonkadonk!
Dallas can’t handle.

View a poetry reading (recorded by Indigo Girl Amy Ray) by Salish poets Victor and April Charlo. April accompanied her Dad by reading a translation of the poems in their native language.

Posted by Sue Zalokar


Written by lickmypoetry

June 15, 2010 at 9:51 am

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