I Was a Culturally Deprived Kid: My Teachers Never Told Me About the Ojibwe Poet Jane Johnston Schoolcraft

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft -- An Native American Poet, Lost and Found I loved the Michigan woods as a girl growing up in the 1940s and '50s. And so did the … [Read more...]

John Donne — A Love Affair With a Poet Long Dead

By Barbara Falconer Newhall For some reason, I don't read much poetry these days. I think I haven't the patience to work through the words and … [Read more...]

Two California Poets: One Romantic, the Other Not So Much

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Ina Coolbrith palled around San Francisco with the likes of Mark Twain, Jack London and Bret Harte. Rebecca Foust hangs … [Read more...]

Jeff Greenwald and Kevin Griffin — A Funny Buddhist and a Happy One

Jeff Greenwald read from his book at Book Passage bookstore in Corte Madera By Barbara Falconer Newhall One of the nice things about being a writer is … [Read more...]

Coleman Barks and Rumi — What a Few Lines of Poetry (and a Witch) Taught me

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Coleman Barks is a nice guy. And a southerner at that. He's the amazing artist who's been translating Rumi's poetry for … [Read more...]