“Humming” Yeats and Kavanaugh and Heaney in My Head

ClimbingSky has been quiet for a long time. Other projects and diversions have preoccupied my time and attention. More diversions than projects, if truth be told. Sitting a week ago in a little house, halfway between Yeats’ grave in Drumcliff churchyard and … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “In Memory of W.B. Yeats” by W.H. Auden

April is National Poetry Month. In honor of National Poetry Month, MontanaWriter will be featuring poems about poets, poetry, and writing poetry. Today’s poems is one that has been featured once before at MontanaWriter, over a year ago. I feel justified … Continue reading

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

Book Review: “The Dyer’s Hand” by W.H. Auden

This is the seventh book review in the series “Poets on Poetry.” Reviews of books in this series can be found at“Poets on Poetry.” More than any poet, I associate Auden with mountains because that is where I first seriously … Continue reading