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The Poets Voice: July 2014

Craft Heaven by Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Rapid River Magazine Poetry Editor/Columnist The cusp: a potter at her wheel, wood turner at his bench, weaver and loom, blacksmith and forge, fiddler and fiddle, glass-maker and fire, writer and page. As I prepare to teach Crafting Words at the J. C. Campbell Folk School (August 22-24), I …

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The Poets Voice: June 2014

Not a Book Report by Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Rapid River Magazine Poetry Editor/Columnist My bookcase has two shelves of books by single poets, (Akmatova – Zonatelli), one shelf of anthologies, two shelves of resources, one of biographies, and a shelf of children’s poetry. There are six other large bookcases in the house, but this one …

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The Poets Voice: May 2014

“Behold Me! I Am May!” by Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Rapid River Magazine Poetry Editor/Columnist Greetings Word Lovers, what are you working on today? Has Spring inspired a Villanelle, Sonnet, a greening blank verse, or a rap to Spring (zing! Pop! Plush! Sting!)? I imagine Wendell Berry is in his field running soil through his hands. …

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The Poets Voice: April 2014

A Confluence: Poetry and Jazz by Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Rapid River Magazine Poetry Editor/Columnist April shares her great transformation with poetry and jazz. Some committee somewhere designated April National Poetry AND National Jazz month. April has to share her pink spears of peonies, plum blossoms and crinkled rhubarb with Carl Sandburg and Oscar Peterson! I …

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Carol Pearce Bjorlie

Carol Pearce Bjorlie, the poet behind the cello, is a monthly columnist.

“I want to meet you all, writers, dreamers, readers and listeners. We need each other.” Contact Carol by e-mail to thepoetsvoicerr@yahoo.com