Life is energy

"Life is energy, and energy is creativity. And even when individuals pass on, the energy is retained in the work of art, locked in it and awaiting release if only someone will take the time and the care to unlock it."
Marianne Moore

It is snowing in Colorado Springs and I guess in a lot of other places in the country.

I guess I'm not officially done with the semester until I receive my advisor's comments and see if I passed but I just finished my self-evaluation and now it makes sense why I feel so tired. I'm posting my resource list for the last semester in hopes that some of you would find as much out of these books that I did and yes I read or referenced every book. It was a challenging semester for me but now I have a rough draft of my poetry collection and although I see a lot of work ahead of me, that does feel pretty good. I'm sure my last semester will fly by and then graduation is ahead of me. 

Addonizio, Kim. Ordinary Genius, a Guide for the Poet Within. New York: W. W. Norton, 2009. Print.

Flaherty, Alice. The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004.

Fries, Kenny. Desert Walking: Poems. Louisville, KY: Advocado Press, 2000.

Grimm, Susan. Ordering the Storm: How to Put Together a Book of Poems. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2006.
Hahn, Kimiko. The Narrow Road to the Interior. New York: W. W. Norton & Co, 2006.

Hahn, Kimiko. Mosquito & Ant: Poems. New York: W.W. Norton, 1999.

Harjo, Joy. The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: Poems. New York: W.W. Norton, 1994.

Higginson, William J., and Penny Harter. The Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1985.

Hirsch, Edward. Poet's Choice. Orlando, Fla: Harcourt, 2006.

Hoffmann, Richard Power, Pete Tramo, and Tim Mercer. Fridays at the Farm. [Media, Pa.]: Coyopa Productions, 2006.

Kenyon, Jane. Otherwise: New and Selected Poems. Saint Paul: Graywolf Press, 1996. 

Lederer, Katy. The Heaven-Sent Leaf: Poems. American poets continuum series, no. 114. Rochester, NY: BOA Editions, 2008.

Lee, Li-Young. Rose: Poems. [New poets of America series, vol. 9]. Brockport, N.Y.: BOA Editions, 1986.

Matsuo, Bashō. Back Roads to Far Towns; Bashō's Oku-No-Hosomichi. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1968

Moore, Honor. Poems from the Women's Movement. [New York, N.Y.]: Library of America, 2009.

O'Driscoll, Dennis. Reality Check. Port Townsend, Wash: Copper Canyon Press, 2008.

Parini, Jay. Why Poetry Matters. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.

Powell, Richard R. Wabi Sabi for Writers: Find Inspiration, Respect Imperfection, Create Peerless Beauty. Avon, Mass: Adams Media, 2006. 

Snyder, Gary, Gary Snyder, and Hanshan. Riprap ; and, Cold Mountain Poems. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1990.

Sugawara no Takasue no Musume. As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams; Recollections of a Woman in Eleventh-Century Japan. London: Oxford University Press, 1971

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