Why have I been googling roundworms, a Polish sculptor, and abortifacient herbs? Poetry made me do it. A while back I noticed that the more poetry I read, even without always understanding all of what was going on, the better prose I wrote.
Since this seemed an effective, inexpensive, don't-even-really-have-to-get-out-of-bed way to "write better" - a life goal of mine - I asked a poet friend to direct my reading out of her vast library of poetry collections. Then I asked her to study a few of the poems with me. (A shameless using of a friend's time, talent, and intellect.) And thus, this week, we will be discussing poems from Melissa Kwasny's Thistle and Linda Gregerson's Magnetic North.
I'm trying to get a head start by knowing some of the references. Did you know that roundworms are hermaphrodites except for the .05% of them who are male?