Tag Archives: Joanie Whitebird

In Re: Your Comments

Mostly, when I blog, I’m writing for my favorite reader, me. Sorry, dear readers, but you barely merit a passing thought, even should one come knocking on my brain’s door. Oh, I pay close attention to my viewership stats. I … Continue reading

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“Notes on Alan & Sara” by Joanie Whitebird (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1… When we last heard from Joanie about that wonderful weekend 31 years ago when Sara & I first met, she and the new happy couple were on their way back to Houston after an initial romantic … Continue reading

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“Notes on Alan & Sara” by Joanie Whitebird (Part 1)

for my dearest friends, brother & sister, Alan & Sara, a chronicle of events for “Posterity” — Love, Joanie The late Joanie Whitebird, noted poet & writer & minor literary legend — and my former sister-in-law — did indeed play … Continue reading

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Stretching the Story to Tell the Truth — and Vice Versa

History is elastic. Ilan Stavans said this in describing his graphic novel, A Contrarian History of the United States (illustrated by Lalo Alcaraz). The book tells our country’s history from a different point of view than most history books— that … Continue reading

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“My Grandfather” by Joanie Whitebird

July 1 was Joanie Whitebird’s birthday — were she alive today, she would be turning 66. I can almost hear her laughing out loud at the thought. Posting this poem of hers seems an appropriate remembrance. my grandfather worked as a … Continue reading

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For Vassar

Once again, I’ll turn to the poetry of others for today’s post. This is a follow-up on the prior poetry posting featuring a poem apiece by Vassar Miller and Joanie Whitebird. This poem is Joanie’s tribute to her good friend as run by the … Continue reading

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Two Poets — Two Poems

turning the blog over to the words of two poets today: J. Whitebird and Vassar Miller  J. Whitebird (“poemail” postcard, 1990) COMING HOME by Vassar Miller (Small Change, Wings Press, 1976) I quit waiting up for myself, slop over in a burp … Continue reading

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