Monday, October 18, 2004


I can’t remember who put me on to Kay Ryan, but I’ve been enjoying her poems in Say Uncle. I’ve also been reading Gary Snyder’s recent offering, Danger on Peaks. He has not published a book in a while. The first time he climbed Mt. St. Helens was in 1945 and to parallel that with a hike I took a few weeks ago to a drastically different mountain is fun. I’ve also enjoyed some of Richard Hugo’s poetry (from The Complete Richard Hugo) that describes the Olympic forests and mountains, Cascadia not Greece. I’m not a very big poetry reader, but at when I do find an accessible poet and the space for reflection, I’m always thankful (to myself) for having done so.


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