Category: poet laureate

  • The Gifts of Donald Hall: "Retriever"

    _____     by Donald Hall     Retriever                 Two days after Jane died             I walked with our dog Gus             on New Canada Road             under birchy green     […]

  • By what act or department of Congress?

    _____   Below is the news release dated today from the Poetry Foundation here: Foundation Announcements   _______________   September 18, 2006 Media Contact: Anne Halsey (312) 799.8016; ahalsey at poetryfoundation dot org   Poetry Foundation to Name First Children’s Poet Laureate $25,000 lifetime achievement award honors poetry written for children   CHICAGO–The Poetry Foundation […]

  • Billy Collins: An Evening with the former U.S. Poet Laureate

    ________   Below is the original post made at Bud Bloom poetry, when it was possible to link to Billy Collins’ evening at UC Santa Barbara on September 15, 2003. In its stead, click on his picture to go to the Online Newshour show of Elizabeth Farnsworth’s December 10, 2001 interview of Billy Collins, in […]

  • Call 911: Beck, Armitage, & Stevie Ray Vaughn Out of the Blue

    _____   Jeff Beck–Going Down (1983, Arms Concert NY)     If I were to say that Jeff Beck is one of the great rock and roll guitarists, thousands or millions of people would be outraged that I did not name him as the single greatest. And here is one of the great rock songs, […]