|My poem "The Mapparium" on the Improbable Places Poetry Tour|
Seeing my poem about the Mapparium at the Christian Science Center in Boston in a shop window of a very cool place like The Roost, makes me incredibly happy. This is the poem I wrote in 1990-91 which brought me back to poetry. Before I ever knew of Elizabeth Bishop I was writing about globes and maps. The Mapparium is a place Boston area school children visit on field trips. Jhumpa Lahiri has a short story that takes place there, one friend confessed to going on dates there; it's a place where you can walk inside the world and hear its echo.
|Notice the paper airplanes flying above my poem|
Colleen Michaels has created an incredible tour of poetry in improbable places: on storefront windows and drink coasters, tucked in menus and other mysterious spots. The festival has not even officially begun, but I'm already having fun.