Happy news for H.J. of Norfolk, Virginia (USA)! She has been randomly selected as a recipient in our End-of-Project Giveaway. Her gift will be Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems (William Stafford).
H.J. describes herself as a photographer "intent on looking at the familiar and seeing the universal." The practice of reading poetry on a regular basis, she says, "sharpens my mind's eye to be alert for imagery in the everyday. Poetry, like music, acts as an ever-broadening sphere for my work. Some of the poets like Billy Collins and Naomi Shihab-Nye are reminders to laugh at myself. Poets like Loren Eisley, Rumi and Wendell Berry are always reminders to stay actively engaged with our chaotic world because it is my home."
Enjoy your reading of Stafford's poetry, H.J.!