The Ghost of Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Ghost of Edna St. Vincent Millay

One hundred and thirty years ago today Edna St. Vincent Millay – a remarkable, sometimes scandalous, and always brilliant poet, was born in Rockland, Maine.  Twenty-five years later she moved to Greenwich Village, where she and my grandfather Floyd Dell – a...
Thank You Main Street Books!

Thank You Main Street Books!

For some time now, I’ve tried to write an “Ode to Main Street Books”. Alas, I’m not a poet and writing an ode is quite beyond me. So, I’ll post this blog instead! It’s hard to exaggerate how happy it makes me to walk into the bookstore on Main Street in Frostburg and...
The Memoir and Its Cover

The Memoir and Its Cover

A week before I returned to our house in Portugal, USPS brought me the box I’d been eagerly awaiting for weeks. Not a large box, but big enough to hold several Advance Reading Copies of my book– Expecting the World –a memoir of the thirty years I worked...
Farewell, Stephen Dunn

Farewell, Stephen Dunn

Last night we lost a great poet and a great man. Stephen Dunn.Unlike most poets, Stephen was well-known and widely admired by brilliant people, many of whom will write eloquent eulogies in his honor.  I’ll not claim that eloquence for myself, but I will share...

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