Tag Archives: Donald Platt

News and Events: Week of February 1st

Events Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Downtown Writers Center at the YMCA (340 Montgomery St. Syracuse, NY) Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:00pm Reading in the 2017 Winter Author Reading Series Brent Newsom, Cameron University (Lawton, OK in CETES Conference Center) Friday, February 3, … Continue reading

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Nin Andrews interviews Donald Platt

NIN ANDREWS I was so moved by this collection (Tornadoesque), I needed a box of tissue beside me just to read it. Whatever you are writing about—whether it is your daughter’s bipolar episode, your father’s Alzheimer’s, or your bisexuality, you … Continue reading

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Book Press Release: Tornadoesque

Tornadoesque poems by Donald Platt Donald Platt’s fifth volume of poetry, Tornadoesque (CavanKerry Press; May 2016; $18.00), takes a candid look at the aftermath left by the inevitable storms—real and emotional—that life places in our paths. In expansive lyrics, many written in this … Continue reading

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“Fantaisie” by Donald Platt

This poem is part of CavanKerry’s series for National Poetry Month.  Every day in April, we post a poem from our community of writers. Fantaisie by Donald Platt                            Each person is a solar system, the bits of birth’s Big Bang orbiting                            some … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of September 28th

Events Sarah Bracey White, Mainwright House (260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye, NY) Tuesday, September 29 at 3pm Sarah will be talking about Primary Lessons in Mainwright House’s author series Shira Dentz, Amherst Poetry Festival (James Tate Memorial Stage, Emily Dickinson Museum Grounds, Amherst, MA) Saturday, October … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of March 16th

News Donald Platt’s poem “The Main Event” was awarded the Stover Prize from Southwest Review for the best poem published by that review in 2014.  It will also be included in The Best American Poetry 2015 (Scribner). Events Shira Dentz and Celia Bland, The Arts Center of the … Continue reading

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The Mad Hatter of Poetry by Donald Platt

This summer, the New York Times Book Review ran an article titled “Does Poetry Matter?”  In it, David Orr stated that “poetry is the weak sister of its sibling arts.”  The article led to a variety of online responses from writers to … Continue reading

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