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August 20, 2011


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Erica - thank you for an amazing series. Every time I write I ask myself how can I make my poems more relevant to these times, how can they become a light towards change towards a reclaiming towards freedom and sustainable life in these hard times. The poets you have featured this show us how in poetics and politics. You show us how. I have long admired you and the role you have played in poetry communities - especially how you have created space for the queer writer to come into home and to feel strong in the world. You have featured poets and visionaries, visionaries who are poets that I love. Thank you. I hope you find another home to continue your blog.

Thank you, Erica. Peace...

Erica you have cultivated Lorde's legacy with your unending work for more than 20 years now, writing courage into the blood of us all and living your own teaching, just like the funky sage you are. Shine on.

bless you, sister.

an amazing post on multiple levels!

The way we write about writing has changed. R. Erica Doyle has let us read over her shoulder this week. We've been able to ride with the wave of her mind as it so generously touches and transforms the work of the artists it has encountered. TO THE PROPIETORS OF THIS BLOG: Thank you for highlighting Ms. Doyle. TO R. ERICA DOYLE: Thank you for bringing the lyric the lyric, imagination, the scholarship and the wackiness that I have come to admire in your poetry to the art of the review. Thank you for reminding us that it is an art.

Thank you for reading along Ernesto. I agree, Erica has been a generous brilliant blogger this week and I'm hoping she'll return.


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