Category Archives: Reading

Reading Women Poets of the World

Constance/ June 30, 2018/ Essay, Reading/ 1 comments

I’ve been re-reading Women Poets: From Antiquity to Now by Aliki Barnstone. It’s an interesting collection ranging from a lone Sumerian poet through Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Persian, Indian, African, Chinese, Japanese, European, Native American and even one translated Egyptian Hieroglyph poem. The time span ranges from about 2300 BC to poets born in the 1950’s. The range of voices is fascinating. Although the poets are separated from us by hundreds and sometimes thousands of years, the poems

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Wallbangers

Constance/ February 25, 2018/ Reading

I’m in my winter reading phase, where all my free time is spent reading either fantasy novels or other types of fiction. I used to read every novel from beginning to end, no matter how pathetic the plot. As I got older, I got less patient. Some books turned into what I termed ‘Wallbangers”. Ever read a book where the main character was too stupid to live? But somehow bumbled his/her way through the novel saved by

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