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ADORATION, for Dorothy

09.28.09 Posted in dedication, today's words by

Not only have you read Bob Christin’s poetry here (For My Daughter), but you’ve also read the poetry of the Virginia writers he mentors (I won’t name them for fear of accidentally omitting anyone–they are poets far too good to offend! Take this time to explore the poemblog and you will find their fabulous work […]


For My Daughter

08.17.09 Posted in dedication, today's words by

Something poetic is happening in Virginia! Maybe it’s the history, maybe it’s the Chesapeake, Virginia has contributed great poems to vox poetica. You’ve read the work of Christina Marie Speed, Rae Spencer, and Jean M. Hendrickson. Now read a lovely memory poem by Bob Christin. He is a retired English professor (Ohio State, Notre Dame, […]


In Memory of Edith Wharton

08.12.09 Posted in dedication, today's words by

Edith Wharton died on August 11, 1937 in France. Wharton was an American writer whose specialty was charting the treacherous currents of elite society, the dynamics of money and class, the tension of the individual railing against the collective. She is associated particularly with early 1900s New York society as its era was ending. Her […]


In Memory of Francis Ledwidge

08.01.09 Posted in classic, dedication, today's words by

Francis Ledwidge was killed in action during WWI at the Battle of Passchendaele on July 31, 1917. He was an Irish poet, born in County Meath in 1887. He was a Nationalist and he believed his military service to be in the name and defense of Ireland. He met with success and setbacks as a […]


Alive (for Merce Cunningham)

07.30.09 Posted in dedication, today's words, vox poetica originals by

The death of Merce Cunningham at age 90 (after presenting his most recent–and now final–work in April at the Brooklyn Academy of Music) preempts the regularly scheduled content on this page. But no worries! Tomorrow will bring what today promised. Merce Cunningham was the greatest of the American poets of dance. His star rose at […]


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