• Poetry Cleanses JFK.001

    Poetry and Power-JFK, Frost, You

    John F. Kennedy was born on May 29th. Remembering JFK and his ability to lead with poetry and power. For his inauguration, JFK asked Robert Frost (86 years old at the time) to read “The Gift Outright”. Frost became so excited about the celebration of JFK’s slim victory over Nixon and the dawning of the […]

  • Great Soul Maya Angelou.001

    We’re All Maya’s People – Carry On

    Maya Angelou died May 28th at the age of 86. Guy Johnson described his mother as living her “life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace.” Now there’s a life/work description that fits. Doesn’t it? Perhaps for a week, a day, a moment, we can […]

  • Mary Oliver (c) 2005 Rachel Giese Brown

    Mary Oliver Read Mary Oliver

    Recently, I had the extreme pleasure of attending a poetry reading by Mary Oliver. Coincidentally, this event was almost exactly two years to the date when I first heard her read. On that very auspicious occasion, a spark of inspiration ignited The Poet’s Way . Mary Oliver was introduced to the audience at the MFA as […]