Category Archives: poetry

Getting to Dodge

On a crisp fall day with sunshine warming the golden foliage, you set out for the largest poetry festival in North America. From the Dodge Poetry Festival website you learn NJTransit is offering $10 round-trip fare to Newark to festival … Continue reading

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Still Singing for Whales

I visit Scott McVay in his art-filled home, nestled in the woods, to talk about his new book of poetry, Whales Sing and Other Exuberances. He and his wife Hella immediately take off talking about bats. Excitedly, they take me … Continue reading

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Walk with ‘Keeper of the Earth’

Poet, storyteller, novelist and short story writer Joseph Bruchac will walk the Scott and Hella McVay Poetry Trail at Greenway Meadows Park on Friday, April 15th, 4:30 pm.┬áThe walk will be followed by a reception and book signing at 6 … Continue reading

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Splendor in the Grass

On a late summer day, standing before a wall-sized painting of an orangutan in their color-filled living room, Scott and Hella McVay look out the large glass expanse and lament the state of their garden. It has been a scorching … Continue reading

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If a Tree Falls in the Forest…

It is tragic and sorrowful when a mighty old master tumbles to the ground, considering how many hundreds of years it took to reach that stature. Trees have so much to teach us. There is no man wiser than a … Continue reading

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Melancholy Woman

In her new book of poems, Reviewing the Skull (WordTech Editions), Judy Rowe Michaels has written the following “To Picasso’s Melancholy Woman“: I want to sink into the deep-blue shadow that falls across your cheek as you turn away from … Continue reading

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