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AWP, Seattle: Poetry Performance With Cutthroat Journal

Marilyn Kallet performing poetry
Jan.20.2014

This stage event will include stars: Joy Harjo, Pamela Uschuk, Red Roomer (Rumor) Marilyn Kallet, and several others. Poetry!! Music! More Poetry!

Marilyn's Latest Blogs

Feb.05.2014 - 5:03 pm
     The occasion of our meet was a poetry party hosted by my good friend Miguel Algarín, founder of the NUYORICAN Cafe in New York. Bob Dylan was in town,...
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Feb.04.2014 - 5:55 pm
     Anonymous was a woman, the saying goes. And sometimes I think I've become her, through no effort of my own. I'll be performing poetry at AWP, for example...
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Jan.30.2014 - 7:52 pm
When I was in my twenties, my then poet mentor Clayton Eshelman told me that the best poets cannibalize themselves. I was repulsed and thought I knew better. Why would one want to...
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Jan.28.2014 - 8:33 am
Pete Seeger at Highlander, 1957, with Rosa Parks, MLK, Rev Roy Abernathy
     My husband Lou ran sound for Pete Seeger at Cornell at least forty years ago. This morning Lou said, "Pete Seeger was a man of principle and he stayed...
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Comments from Marilyn

Feb.05.2014 - 6:02 pm
In response to: When Your Best Friend Is Not Your Lover
Lord of the manor? And in what role does that cast you? I recall Michelle Cliff's line about fathers: "We call the...
Feb.05.2014 - 6:13 am
In response to: Anonymous is Not My Name
O Sue, what a heartwarming message! Thank you dear heart! Wish we could meet in the real! Mean time, keep weaving that...
Feb.03.2014 - 8:48 pm
In response to: A Man of Principle: Pete Seeger
Me too.  He was a mensch and a force for music and people.
Jan.31.2014 - 11:52 am
In response to: The Business of Books-Forever and Always
You're right that we need to champion our books!  I have often said there's nothing more exciting than a first...
Jan.28.2014 - 8:44 am
In response to: A Man of Principle: Pete Seeger
The young woman in the front row with MLK is Charis Horton. Her name is also on "We Shall Overcome." The others in the...

Published Reviews

"Beatrice's Mirror," by Melissa Morphew
Apr.08.2013
Published by http://www.chapter16.org/
"Marilyn Kallet’s new collection of wry, mostly romantic poems, The Love That Moves Me, takes its title from a line in Dante: “Amor mi mosse, che mi fa parlare” (“The love that...