It has been quite a week for me and poetry! It has somehow cropped up in my life an astounding number of times in the last few days. Yesterday, poetry make yet another appearance in my life. I work for my campus newspaper, The Griffin, as a writer and a copyreader for the Life & Arts section. I usually write about books (most of my articles for the paper actually appear in some form on this blog), so when the L&A editor needed someone to cover a poetry reading by a professor from our college, I bustled down to the bookstore, ready to jot down notes while enjoying some poetry.
The poet, Sandra Cookson, has been a member of the Canisius College faculty for 23 years, teaching writing and literature classes. Last night, she read from her recently published chapbook Two Loons Taken for Vultures at Talking Leaves Books, my absolute favorite indie bookstore in Buffalo.