Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mann Library features Carol Purington haiku in September

Cornell University's Mann Library hosts a Daily Haiku Page, highlighting the work of a different poet each month. Carol Purington (author bio) is the guest author in September 2016. Please check in every day to enjoy her poetry, or use the link on the page to subscribe to their daily RSS Feed. Link to September 1, 2016 poem.

Carol's work was also featured on this site nine years ago. Visit the Mann Library Daily Haiku Archives and click through the 31 days of July 2007:   http://haiku.mannlib.cornell.edu/2007/07/page/31/

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Words as wings (2007)

Richie Davis has been covering Franklin County for forty years as a reporter for The Recorder. The Saturday, August 20, 2016 edition had an article by Davis about his experiences during that time.

He also compiled a list of his top 40 articles, which includes one in 2007 about Carol Purington, titled "Words as Wings." He wrote in the introductory paragraph, "I felt it a gift to be able to interview her."

Carol Purington.

The "Words as Wings" article may be read here:  http://www.recorder.com/richie-s-top-40-words-4078858

Sunday, July 17, 2016

July 2016

More haiku from the new book I am slowly putting together, “A Drift of Birdsong.”
     c.p.


Outdoor shower
the solar heater nailed into place
by a woodpecker



Clearing sky
the wind chime spatters
drops of music



Picnic
peanut butter and jam
where we picked the berries



A neighbor’s maze –
taking its curves with me,
alarm cries of a blue jay