Readings: Mary Oliver: "Cold Now"

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cold now. Close to the edge. Almost unbearable. Clouds bunch up and boil down from the north of the white bear. This tree-splitting morning I dream of his…

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Readings: Rural Traditions Sunk Into Eternal Oblivion

Monday, May 7, 2012

from The Farmer’s Year: A Calendar of Animal Husbandry; Clare Leighton, 1935 In our Readings series, we offer selections from visual and printed texts that offer perspectives, expand…

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The Tree That Bursts Through The Silo

Monday, April 30, 2012

Tree In Silo; Ken Wolf Many thanks to María Arambula for sharing on our Arts and Culture Feed A.G. Sulzberger’s latest rural dispatch for The New York Times,…

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Rural Poetry Series: Paul Muldoon

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Paul Muldoon was born in the countryside of Northern Ireland, between counties Armagh and Tyrone in Northern Ireland, in 1951. In his poem “Mixed Marriage,” he alludes not…

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Rural Poetry Series: C.D. Wright

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I’m country but sophisticated. I’m particular and concrete, but I’m probing another plane. . . . There are many times when I want to hammer the head. Other…

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To The New Year 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

From the Foster-Fluharty Farm; Matthew Fluharty from Sabbaths, 2005 VI. I tremble with gratitudefor my children and grandchildrenwho take pleasure in one another. At our dinners together, the…

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Rural Poetry Series: Josh Wallaert

Friday, September 16, 2011

Film still from Arid Lands; Grant Aaker and Josh Wallaert Today we would like to add the poetry of Josh Wallaert to the company of our Rural Poetry…

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Rural Poetry Series: Bob Arnold and Longhouse Press

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bob Arnold in the Woodlot; photograph by Susan Arnold, published in Jacket In the wake of Hurricane Irene, national attention has turned from the deserted streets of New…

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Lorine Niedecker’s Calendar Poems: July

Monday, July 11, 2011

from Lorine Niedecker: Collected Works, edited by Jenny Penberthy What a white muffler in a dark coat will do for a dull man  More information on Lorine Niedecker…

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Rural Poetry Series: Patrick Kavanagh

Friday, June 17, 2011

  Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967) was born into a farming family in County Monaghan, Ireland. He spent the first part of his adult life farming those same fields in…

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