I Am Woman

It’s International Women’s Day! Here at AngelSpeak I’m celebrating poets with a sampling of the women whose work I love and who have inspired and taught me so much.

Some writers I’ve learned from:

  • Jorie Graham’s poetry taught me to not shy away from my intelligence in my writing – it’s okay to be a smart woman.
  • Sharon Olds‘ poetry taught me to write with fearlessness and stark honesty about everything and anything.
  • Larissa Szporluk taught me to pay attention to something other than subject matter: the power of the sound of words.
  • Annie Finch taught me pay attention to something other than sound: the impact of rhythm on the body.

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil Interview, Revisited

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The Blood-Jet Writing Hour hosted by Rachelle Cruz

In case you missed it last Friday, you can hear the archived Blood-Jet Writing Hour interview with poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil by clicking the link above.

I’ve followed Nezhukumatathil’s career as a poet from her first full-length collection, Miracle Fruit, that I reviewed for Third Coast in 2003. You can read that review on my website by clicking HERE.

If you don’t know this poet’s work, you should. Trust me. You won’t be disappointed.