Contributions by Rachel Hadas

The Wonder of Unexpected Supply

By | Book Review, Prose

Intertextuality, allusion, remembered scraps of poetry: all gifts we didn’t know we needed till they arrived.  Three recent and very different, but all happy, examples: 1)  Here in the country, I’m getting to spend some time with my 25 year-old son for the first time in many months. The other night, I said something to …

The Patience of Poems

By | Prose

One of the things I love about poems is their patience.  They lie in wait until they are needed; you never know what line, image, stanza, or whole poems is available until something triggers it.  (Robert Frost said he wanted to lodge a few poems where they’d be hard to get rid of.)  Of course …