The Santa Cruz, CA NPR affiliate radio station, KUSP, broadcasted a live studio interview with Christian McEwen and Kathryn Petruccelli on April 13, 2014. – Listen to the interview and see more at: http://blogs.kusp.org/poetryshow/2014/04/14/christian-mcewen-and-kathryn-petruccelli-guests
(Ellen Bass photo by Irene Young)
Ellen Bass (www.ellenbass.com) has a new book of poetry, Like a Beggar, published in April 2014 from Copper Canyon Press. Her previous books include The Human Line (Copper Canyon Press), named a Notable Book by the San Francisco Chronicle and Mules of Love (BOA Editions) which won the Lambda Literary Award. She co-edited (with Florence Howe) the groundbreaking No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (Doubleday).
Saturn, its frozen rings fire-white,
reflecting the sun from a billion miles.
Maybe there’s a word in another language
for when distance dissolves into time.
How are we changed when we stand out
under the fat stars of summer,
our pores opening in the night?