Thursday, July 12, 2012
Great Poems: with commentaries by contemporary poets
I provide a commentary on Emily Dickinson's poem that begins, "I tie my Hat--I crease my Shawl--." I'm in there with Claudia Emerson (also with a Dickinson poem), Linda Pastan, Jack Ridl, Michael Hettich, Patiann Rogers, Andrea Potos, Jack Grapes, Joanne Lowery, Kelly Cherry, and other contemporary poets who were deeply affected by great poems of the past. Wooee!
And we're all in there with Rembrandt, paintings (in color!) and etchings. This is a fantabulous issue!!
This is a great teaching issue, whether in a classroom, small poetry workshop, or on your own. Wooee! I cannot wait to read this through and through and find out what everyone else loves.
Did I say, "Wooee!"?
Thanks to Wikipedia for these public domain self-portraits of Rembrandt in youth, middle age, and the year he died.