Books, Poetry

The Excellent Poetry I’m Reading

I'm reading and rereading the books of two great poets, Mahmoud Darwish and Ghassan Zaqtan.  These were translated from Arabic into English by Fady Joudah.  I mentioned that his translation of Zaqtan's Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me won him and Zaqtan the Griffin Poetry Prize this year. Reading Straw Bird has led me… Continue reading The Excellent Poetry I’m Reading

Books, Poetry

And the Winners Are….

I learned late last night who won the Griffin Poetry Prize.  The Canadian prize went to David W. McFadden for his book What's the Score? and the international prize went to Ghassan Zaqtan and translator Fady Joudah for Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, and Other Poems. Congratulations!  Again, if you're a poetry lover, go to the Griffen… Continue reading And the Winners Are….

Books, Mail Art, Printmaking

Old Prints, New Booklets & Mail Art

I’ve made many linocuts and woodcuts since the 1970s, some of which I’ve sold and given as gifts or hung on my walls.  But I have a great many that I’ve stored in a box and carried with me.  They’ve been accusing me of neglect for several years.  I have finally, this month, begun paying… Continue reading Old Prints, New Booklets & Mail Art