The snows were convulsive!  We send warm thoughts for a quick restoration of power and heat to those hearty NE souls who are still braving the elements, and those who have sufferred major injuires as a result of the Blizzard of 2013.  

The landscape is white corridors and ragged peaks. The first two lines of Edward Hirsh’s ekphrastic poem, “The Horizontal Line” reminds me of the horizontal line of the blizzard’s wind-swept snow: “It was like a white sail in the early morning/ It was like a tremulous wind…after a night on the thunderous sea”.

(Feel free to share any blizzard poems and photos with us…)


Deadline is now over for the 2013 Loft Prize for Poetry contest.  Thank you to all the entrants–we received many amazing contest poems!  The Finalists will be announced in late April during National Poetry Month.  Our special thanks to Poet Denise Duhamel for Judging.


Many Congratulations to poet Rick Benjamin on his recent appointment as Rhode Island State Poet Laureate!