Favorite poets

Prompted by my earlier recommendation of the Jane Hirschfield book, a reader asked me for a "top ten list" of favorite poets. I can't offer a list of my favorites in order of preference, but I can easily come up with a list of writers whose work I whole-heartedly recommend to you... poets that Anne and I read often and with gratitude. Here they are, in no particular order... … [Read more...]

NINE.

Anne and I were married nine years ago today. HAPPY ANNIVERARY, beloved!! … [Read more...]

Prayers for the Doe family

Let me call a brief intermission from the mad, mad world of the Looking Closer Journal to ask you to join me and my wife Anne in prayer. … [Read more...]

Anne M. Doe Overstreet Rocks the Seattle Art Museum

There's only one person in this world whose work I love so much that I actually chased her down and married her. … [Read more...]

Anne Charms the Crowd Again

At every single one of Anne Overstreet's poetry readings, I sit there in a mix of amazement, wonder, and joy that I have the privilege of being more than just a fan.  … [Read more...]

Anne Overstreet – First Poetry Reading of 2005

My favorite poet will be reading at 7 p.m. on March 28, Monday, at Victrola. … [Read more...]

Innocence Mission Fans – Take Note! (a note from Roswell, NM)

The Innocence Mission is releasing a new album in November. Details here. … [Read more...]

EIGHT YEARS!

I have had the immeasurable blessing of being married to Anne Maureen Doe for EIGHT YEARS. … [Read more...]

Anne Quote of the Day

One of the reasons I married Anne is that, while I'm trying to look closer at movies and music and other arts, she's looking closer at what God has made. Yesterday, out of the clear blue, after a silent minute in the car, she suddenly said, … [Read more...]

“Surviving the Open Heart”

Today I'm directing you to the excellent online poetry journal DMQ Review for some truly disquieting poetry. … [Read more...]


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