I see that what I thought

KRXA 540AM Podcast BarbaraMossberg.com
Dr. Barbara Mossberg
Produced by Sara Hughes
January 5, 2014
© Barbara Mossberg

Feeling Good, Nina Simone
You Make Me Feel Brand New, Stylistics
Start Me Up, The Rolling Stones
Save Me, k.d. lang


“I see that what I thought 

unspeakable was more than this, was hope” (Rafael Campo) NEVER MIND THAT JANUARY DIDN’T USE TO EXIST: WE’RE GOING TO TAKE THE BALL OF A NEW YEAR AND RUN WITH IT—WE’LL TAKE A FRESH START WHENEVER WE CAN—CONVERSIONS—THE POETRY WAY, with poems and latest neuroscience on the importance of writing (and reading) poems to kick us in the pants and get us going again, resolve to live, laugh, love better, even quit smoking, framed by Mark Strand and Rafael Campo, with Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Willis, Edgar Albert Guest, Charles Lamb, Naomi Shihab Nye, C.D. Wright, Brenda Hillman, Edward Young, Li-Young Lee, Kim Addonizio, David Lau, Christian Wiman, Scott Cairns, Barbara Mossberg, and more . . . from snarky to sincere, sciency to sensory, erudite to earnest, poems take on the question in Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim— “how to be”—how to go on, with a fresh start, Friday Night Lights’ “clear eyes, full heart, can’t lose.” Resolve to listen.

© Barbara Mossberg 2014

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