Archive for February 3rd, 2012

by lizard

I’m going to feature poems this month about the mess of human relationships. I hesitate to use the term “love poems” because love may not always be present, even if the word “love” is used, especially with this weekend’s selection.

The poem below the fold comes from Judy Blunt, creative writing director at that tree hugger school here in Missoula. I may consider the administrative leadership at UM to be a bunch of tone-deaf idiots prioritizing the promotion of burning bio-mass over investigating alleged rapes, but I do respect the creative writing program that continues to draw very talented professors and adjuncts.

Judy Blunt’s star really shot up after her collection of personal essays, Breaking Clean, was published by Knopf in 2002. But though Judy is now more well known for her non-fiction, she proves to be a versatile writer very capable of writing great poems.

The poem I’ve selected comes from a book titled Not Quite Stone, released two decades ago, in 1992, when Judy won the Merriam-Frontier Award. As a dogged hunter of poetry books, I was lucky to stumble across this signed copy (1 of 400 published).

It’s a poem that, two decades later, is still terribly applicable. Read it and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Continue Reading »

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