Santa Fe poet Stella Reed is doing some worthwhile community poetry. She says—for the past few years I’ve been working with WingSpan Poetry Project bringing poetry groups to women in domestic violence and homeless shelters along with Elizabeth Jacobson and Barbara Rockman and with the huge hearted support of NMLA including Joan Logghe, Edie Tsong, and Michelle Holland. Lately I’ve had a constant group of enthusiastic, strong writers eager for knowledge of the poetic processes and to have their voices heard. They have access to a shared computer at the shelter and have been able to see their poems posted on our blog.
Also, read this interview with Stella about activism and poetry—
part of Kenneth Gurney’s excellent e-zine project.
Tatter – thru the tatter
of what mess lay on the table –
For I am going to put together
the pieces of the old– with newer
pieces of today.
Your first pair of jeans–
with my now small pair . . .
I’ll create a quilt of memories
in blue jean denim –
a classic, never out of date, ok style.
Much like Ralph Lauren with a Tiffany
twist or Coach handbag.
Always treasured and carried
You Matty, matter.
Thru tattered circumstance
A quilt of “Hope” is sewn.
by Jen J.