Content Tagged ‘Claire Gilbert’

Tidings & sightings

December 24, 2014 | 12 Comments

Thoughts at Eastertime, too

April 22, 2011 | 9 Comments

This is my second, and final, excerpt from my memoir’s Epilogue. At this point, after the death of our farm helper, Sam, we’ve sold the sheep flock we tended for a decade. My mother has just died. We’re getting ready to list our farm for sale. We’ve been attending a country church for almost a year, and after thirteen years in Appalachian Ohio we feel at last at home as we prepare to leave. February 15, 2009. “Have you heard …

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Do readers see the constraints?

December 16, 2008 | One Comment

Solstice musings on poetry & nonfiction & Mom’s Christmas letter. When I read poems and when I (rarely) write them, I’m apt to think This is an essay! When poets gave up rhyme and meter, they exposed the fact that poetry and creative nonfiction can be one in the same, though poets are free to fictionalize. (Long ago I was taught the only definition of poetry is that the poet controls the length of his line.) The similarity does not …

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