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  • About BluePoppy
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    Writer
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    Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. –Joseph Campbell

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  • Last Activity: 15-Apr-2015 10:50 PM (22:50)
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Posted 15-Apr-2015 at 12:06 AM (00:06) by BluePoppy Comments 0

In memoriam W. Newell Hendricks (1943-2015)


Newell at the piano with his wife Barbara on the violin.

Yesterday the Boston Globe ran the obituary for my friend Newell. You can read it here. Since it includes only a couple of lines from a poem he wrote last November which I found quite remarkable, let me share it with you:
Quote:
Little Things I can still do

I can sit.
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Posted 08-Apr-2015 at 02:07 AM (02:07) by BluePoppy Comments 0

In memoriam W. Newell Hendricks (1943-2015)

The group from Nicaragua arrived in Boston in early September of 2001 and was with us during the September 11 terror attacks. For most, if not all of them it had been the first trip on an airplane. While everybody tried to keep calm, you could tell how scared they were the first couple of days post 9/11. No planes were flying and many wondered, if they would be able to return home as planned. Others were scared of the destructive
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Posted 04-Apr-2015 at 11:11 PM (23:11) by BluePoppy Comments 2



In memoriam W. Newell Hendricks (1943-2015)



Where I come from has many aspects. Family, social and racial background, beliefs of all sorts, education, thoughts and books I have been exposed to, travel and last but not least the people I have met along the way. I have no particular order in which I write about those influences. I’d rather like to follow my daily
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Posted 22-Mar-2015 at 09:59 PM (21:59) by BluePoppy Comments 0



Muriel Rukeyser, undated

Without her environments realizing it, a poet’s education starts early in life. For a white child growing in to her power of language within white discourse this will naturally be very different from a Black child fending for herself in the projects.

Most of the poetry the white child will read for many years, when poetry is both sustenance
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Posted 15-Mar-2015 at 03:32 AM (03:32) by BluePoppy Comments 0


Muriel Rukeyser: I remember distinctly the first time I heard her name – at graduate school in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts in 1993. The Five Colleges were the best place for me to get an education in liberal arts and American thought. The consortium Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith College as well as the University of Massachusetts to this day offers the best in higher education and identity formation for young adults.

I was lucky enough to
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