I have to tell you,Don't you just love it? I like it when poets can say what they have to say simply and precisely. For me, less is more.
there are times when
the sun strikes me
like a gong,
and I remember everything,
even your ears.
There are nine of Grossman's poems in the March issue. I liked them all.
I wanted to find out more about the poet, so I went to the Poetry Foundation's website looking. A visit early in the month revealed that the March issue's poems and poets had not yet been put up. I did a search on Barnes & Noble for books by Grossman and found nothing. A simple Google search brought up a few of her poems, but nothing much in the way of biographical information other than she goes by the name, Dottie, and she combines her poetry with jazz. You can see pictures of her here that are accompanied by four poems--the photos and poems together reveal much. Fortunately I checked the Poetry Foundation site later in the month and found a complete interview with Grossman from Travis Nichols. Check it out to learn more about this poet and how her relationship with jazz came about. All nine of her poems are there, too, for you to enjoy!
Head on over to Paper Tigers for this week's Poetry Friday Round-Up.