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Since Bella liked Stories of Beowulf Told to Children, I thought she might like diving into the real thing. One evening I pulled my copy of Heaney’s translation of Beowulfoff the shelf and read out the first lines. Yes, I think it might do, I thought. Bella can handle that. I know I have it […]

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Hist Whist

Hist Whist by e.e. cummings, illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray. Thanks to Melissa Wiley for the recommendation of this one. I think it was at last Halloween. No, looking at Lissa’s post, I guess it was more than a year ago. Last summer. Anyway, I remembered and requested it from the library a couple weeks […]

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Pilgrimage—Spring 1994

I was digging through some old boxes today, looking for a particular photograph, and I found some of my old journals. This one was from 1998/1999 and had a bunch of poetry in it. I mostly gave up writing poetry in grad school when I became too self-conscious and thought that something wasn’t worth doing […]

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