unraveled wednesday | 1.15.20 …

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Yesterday – Tuesday – was our bi-monthly Recent Reads gathering. My friend Margaret who is a fan of contemporary poets/poetry introduced us to the newest Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo, shown above. Joy, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, is the Nation’s first Native American Poet Laureate. She is also a saxophonist ( and for that alone, she wins points from Norman, who plays/ed the sax). I’m looking forward to delving into her poetry and listening to her music.

I started Fever (reading the Kindle version) and  finding the book fascinating – it reads less like fiction than I expected. I was particularly surprised that I adapted to the e-version so readily. I actually prefer print on paper… For my ears, I’ve downloaded  Louise Penny’s 6th Inspector Gamache novel:  Bury Your Dead for my next walking companion (not tomorrow, tho’; forecast is for high winds, sleet, snow? Time will tell).

The hat is finished! I have left over yarn; I think I’ll add it to the Log Cabin/9 Patch  (LC9P) when I get to the smaller blocks. The LC9P and the Christmas stocking are next on the knitting list. Every stitch moves me closer to the finish line – 5 knitting projects to complete in 2020.

And that just about wraps up Unraveled Wednesday for me this week. Hop over to Kat’s blog to see what others are unraveling.

Cheers~

(Photo of Joy Harjo featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Winter 2019 , p 24.)

 

 

 

13 thoughts on “unraveled wednesday | 1.15.20 …

  1. I have the ebook for Fever too. I am using my kindle a lot more these days because I can access my books on my phone or my iPad for those in between moments. Paper books are heavy in my already too heavy bag.

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  2. Hadn’t realized that the Poet also plays the Sax! That’s so cool – will need to look for some of her music – wonder if she is on Spotify?? I’m enjoying Fever (hard/real book version). So interesting, but I need to go to bed earlier or stay awake longer to read more. The hat is so bright and cheerful – love it!

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  3. I think that yarn will go very well in your LC9P! And, go you! I have yet to start Fever – I have a library book due in a few days that I’d like to finish first!

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  4. Your hat looks great. I love the bright colors. I agree with Kat. The leftovers will go well in your blanket. I have had my eye on this latest? book by Harjo. She is a talented poet. Stay warm and have a good week.

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  5. Delicious colours in your hat … Thank-you for the intro to a poet new to me and I will be sure to look her up. I really love the sound of the saxaphone! Does Norman still play much? How lucky you are to be able to hear it live in your own home!

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  6. Oh Honore. Let me know how Readable the poems are. Sometimes I Dont get the point and get frustrated, Hence my sticking to the obvious: Frost, Mary Oliver….etc. I have a Native American Poetry book that AL gave me. I lll take another look and tell you the title. 🙂 LOVE YOUR HAT

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