Poetry Recordings

…Reading one’s own poems aloud is letting the cat out of the bag. You may have always suspected bits of a poem to be overweighted, overviolent, or daft, and then, suddenly, with the poet’s tongue around them, your suspicion is … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “Christmas Party at South Danbury Church” by Donald Hall

I have not gone to many poetry readings. Those few I have attend have left me cold… bothered invariably by the demeanor of the poet or of the audience. Poetry should be read aloud, but poets and audiences should be … Continue reading

Book Review: Poetry and Ambition by Donald Hall

This is the first book review in the series “Poets on Poetry.” The best way to learn about poetry is to read poetry… and to read poets talking about it. With that in mind, over the next few weeks,MontanaWriter will be highlighting a … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “Names of Horses” by Donald Hall

Donald Hall is, unfortunately, an under-appreciated poet. While his prose works like LifeWork and Ancient Glittering Eyes represent his greatest strengths as a writer, he remains a marvelous poet. “Names of Horses” is one of my favorite Hall poems. Here Hall remembers the history … Continue reading