Category Archives: Poetry

ULYSSES+ Quarterly Report

NYC has had its usual share of rainy weather since the start of the year, which means that I’ve been making good progress on my ULYSSES+ project. In just 3 months, I’ve read 5 of the 12 books-published-in-1922 chosen as … Continue reading

Posted in Am reading, Animal tales, Castles and towers, Classic, Fantasy, Humorous, Newbery Award, Poetry, ULYSSES+ | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

ULYSSES+

You may already know that 2022 is the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses, which I first read about 50 years ago, while a senior at university. The professor organized the class so that we read a … Continue reading

Posted in Am reading, Fantasy, Fiction, Humorous, Newbery Award, Poetry, short stories, ULYSSES+ | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Ghoulish image

Because there can never be too much Poe available on this spooky day, here’s a little something I spotted at a recent art show (IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair) in NYC:   “Edgar Allen Poe”, Horst Janssen (1929 – 1995), color etching, 1988 … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Gothic, Horror, Macabre, Mystery, Poetry, RIP | Tagged | Leave a comment

WITCH WEEK DAY SIX: The Genius of Ursula K Le Guin

Le Guin’s fantasy fans will recognize these few lines from The Creation of Éa, her imagined mythology of Earthsea: Only in silence the word, only in dark the light, only in dying life; bright the hawk’s flight on the empty sky. … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Witch Week | Tagged , | 9 Comments

This and that

As NYC swelters through the dog days of summer, I find myself wishing for an early start to fall. This summer, what with work projects and reading projects and writing projects, has been busy. It’s also passed quickly — in ten … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Gothic, Graphic Novel, Newbery Award, Poetry, Supernatural | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

On poetry

Four Newbery winners are books of poetry. One, Karen Hesse’s Out of the Dust, is a novel in free verse and will be featured in a separate post. The other three are reviewed below. A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: … Continue reading

Posted in Historical fiction, Newbery Award, Poetry | Tagged , , | Leave a comment