once said that the poet is known by "the valor of his refusals"; George Mackay Brown called the poet's true task "interrogation of silence" (24); E.
I was less patient with the overrhymed Dorothy Sayers and John Ciardi
, despite their popularizing effect.
For instance, the April 19, 1969 article looked at the National Book Award Committee and its addition of a children's book award (not surprisingly, Sutherland, along with the poet John Ciardi
and Virginia Haviland, was a judge for the first award).
Brown, poet John Ciardi
, Nobel laureate/geneticist Francis Crick, family planning advocate Alan Guttmacher, Rabbis Mordecai Kaplan and Sherwin Wine, philosopher and philanthropist Corliss Lamont, Unitarian Universalist minister Lester Mondale, William Schulz (president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1985-93), Canadian reproductive rights pioneer Henry Morgentaler, Soviet physicist and human rights leader Andrei Sakharov, civil rights leader James Farmer, ethicist Joseph Fletcher, British biologist Sir Julian Huxley, Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal, and labor leader A.
Of twelve translations I have consulted, half (including those by John Ciardi
and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) are perfectly content to let country or land do the job; the other half (including those by Mark Musa and Dorothy Sayers) prefer terra to be town or city.
As John Ciardi
says of it in his Browser's Dictionary, the devil to pay means "There will be a hard time coming, but not, as often supposed, in the sense of standing before the devil's bar to atone for one's sins.
CURTIS BAUER is the author of the poetry collection Fence Line, which won the John Ciardi
But to see these streetwise kids get excited about elementary school poems like "Mice" by Rose Flyeman and "Sick" by Shel Silverstein and "Sometimes I Feel This Way" by John Ciardi
, to hear them giggle and play, is to rediscover innocence -- theirs and mine.
71 South" sees its subject in a way that John Ciardi
, the poet, translator of Dante, and teacher to whom this book is in part dedicated, would have admired: "He thinks he wouldn't have thought for all those miles / about the squirrel but shrugged and said, Tough luck, / if it hadn't been for the acorn he saw in its mouth / when it turned confused to face the truck.