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The Poets Voice: September 2014

Sky Writing by Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Rapid River Magazine Poetry Editor/Columnist It’s all because of clouds. Poets can’t help themselves. The names of clouds are poetry: Cirro-cumulus, Cumulo-nimbus, Nimbo-stratus, for example. Cirro means wisps of hair, the highest clouds. Cumulo means puffy, or heaped clouds, thunder-heads. (The kind I conjure teddy bears from.) Thin wisps …

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Gratitude is my word for the month

The Poets Voice: August 2014 by Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Rapid River Magazine Poetry Editor/Columnist My husband and I just returned from a visit to West Texas. I am grateful for Mary Oliver’s ‘wild and precious’ world. Yes, it exists in Texas. Our days were wind-dizzy; road side cactus prevalent. Flat land with hill country lay …

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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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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