July 18: The Gratitude List

the ferry dock piano keys

Today, I'm grateful for many things. Here are a few of them... … [Read more...]

Sara Zarr’s “This Creative Life”

sara zarr at casey

This morning, as the caffeine was just beginning to take effect, Anne and I appeared as guests on This Creative Life, a podcast hosted by young adult novelist Sara Zarr. … [Read more...]

Must-read poetry: Caduceus

Caduceus

Today, I welcome a special guest contributor to Looking Closer: Anne M. Doe Overstreet, who is one of my favorite poets, a sharp-eyed editor, and a skilled gardener.And these are only a few of the reasons I married her.Anyway, she brings us a review today of a new book of poetry that has been dazzling her imagination of late. So, Anne... take it away! … [Read more...]

Journey into Poetry

I come from a family that read hungrily and constantly; there was music—banjo to clarinet to piano—and hikes beside copper-colored ponds, beneath the huff and shrug of spruce at places like Peaks of Otter, reciting the names of deciduous trees. In between, stillness, time to reflect. And within that, Walter Farley’s novels and Webster’s Dictionary, the 1970 edition, I Capture the Castle and World Book Encyclopedia, which opened up the universe and made me hungry to understand why a Tennessee Walk … [Read more...]

Inside a Poet’s Delicate Machinery

Anne at Bellingham park

It is with joy and wild fanboy enthusiasm that I draw your attention to this week's IAM Conversations podcast.Listen in as Christy Tennant speaks with poet Anne M. Doe Overstreet, whose collection of poetry, Delicate Machinery Suspended, was released last year by T.S. Poetry Press.This episode of IAM Conversations was produced by Christy Tennant. IAM Conversations Theme Music, "Double Happiness," by Kevin Gosa. … [Read more...]

What to Read on February 1st.

February 1 is the birthday of Anne M. Doe Overstreet.If you'd like to do something to celebrate, pick up a copy of her book Delicate Machinery Suspended and give it to yourself or someone who loves to read slowly.It comes highly recommended...  … [Read more...]

Christmas in Seattle, through the eyes of a poet

Anne writes poetry.But lately, she's been asked to write a few essays. Some of them appear between the poetry collections in her new book Delicate Machinery Suspended.And one of them is published today at Christianity Today: An eyewitness testimony about what it's like to celebrate Christmas in Seattle. … [Read more...]

A new Christmas-gift offer for the poets and poetry lovers in your life

Here's a message from Anne: … [Read more...]

The Work of a Landscaper

Anne has written a short piece for The High Calling about her landscaping. Here's a piece of it... … [Read more...]

“Surviving the Open Heart” and interviews with Anne

You never know what you'll find in the process of open heart surgery.My wife Anne found one of her best pieces of writing... … [Read more...]


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