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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  Continue Reading »

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The Poets Voice: March 2014

Find Your Own Voice by Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Rapid River Magazine Poetry Editor/Columnist The title for this column comes from a musician of profound ability and charisma, Amit Peled. Mr. Peled is professor of music at The Peabody Conservatory of Music, at John Hopkins University. As a teacher, Mr. Peled believes in ‘the nature of  Continue Reading »

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The Poets Voice: February 2014

The Sound of Words by Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Rapid River Magazine Poetry Editor/Columnist Sound is the gold                         in the ore of poetry.  ~ Robert Frost The sound of the poem is as                     important as the text.  ~ Robert Bly Being lost in sound is best. ~ Robert Wrigley  Continue Reading »

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The Poets Voice: January 2014

Opened by Wonder by Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Rapid River Magazine Poetry Editor/Columnist My niece sent me a postcard with these words on the front: “I’d rather have a mind opened by WONDER, than one closed by belief.” Karen lives in Denver, CO, a good place for wondering. I’m going to focus on the first half  Continue Reading »

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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