5 Poems by Stephen Page

Somehow I forgot to post these. Here they are, 5 poems from Stephen Page that were first published on Poetry Pacific and later published in “A Ranch Bordering The Salty River” and “The Salty River Bleeds”:

http://poetrypacific.blogspot.com/2014/11/5-poems-by-stephen-page.html

At Home a Lot?

What do you do when you’re not cleaning house, cooking, or washing dishes? — read! OK, I mean, lol, that is what you might want to do after you have seen all you want to see on Netflix and HBO, chatted with all your friends 100 times online, and got bored with playing boardgames.

Photo by Shawn Spry Shellnut

A Ranch Bordering the Salty River by Stephen Page

Little by Little he Reveals an Entire Universe in Microcosm

Having done a lot of traveling in Argentina in the past three years, I certainly welcomed reading Stephen Page’s book “The Salty River Bleeds.” His poems and prose-poems follow the lives of a husband and wife who live and work on an Argentinian ranch for a period of time, in that seemingly endless land of cattle-breeding estancias replacing most of the wildlife of the pampas. The other reviewers have for the most part already written whatever I could say, but I do want to add a bit more. I deeply appreciate Page’s scoping in on one of those estancias whose flatline acres I rode through and whose houses and outlying buildings I squinted at mainly from a distance. His near mythic ranch is like a stage with various characters of sometimes unsavory and even brutal traits. Little by little he reveals an entire universe in microcosm, only this one with gauchos; endless gates and fences and fence posts; South American horses, bulls, cows, and calves, and ancient grasses and flowers relentlessly being replaced by soybeans. I like the way the author conveys the gritty reality of cattle ranching while at the same time weaving in the incomparable beauty of what is left of the pampas its flora and fauna. I especially was moved by the poignancy of the book’s last two poems, The Salty River and Old Man, the first with its crescendo-vision of pink flamingos and the second with the old man in black tatters who keeps materializing, walking, forever walking, alongside the road. The Salty River Bleeds is a book containing many evocative and symbolic levels as befits a giant country, attentive to place and spirit of place and how human beings develop in response to that which surrounds them.  I highly recommend a ride through Stephen Page’s poetry.   – Susan Deer Cloud, Author of “The Way to Rainbow Mountain.”

 

I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things ~ Emma Goldman

go to Susan Deer Cloud’s website: https://sites.google.com/site/susandeercloud/

 #SusanDearCloud, #Stephen Page, #FinishingLinePress, #nature, #SavingNature, #TheEndlessRoad, #Flamingos, #theSaltyRiverBleeds

 

 

A Wolverine Fan (Who Also Likes the Spartans) Stayed a Few Nights in Ann

A U of M Fan (Who also likes Michigan State) visited Ann Arbor, ate At Knight’s, mailed packages, and left books at the following locations:

Literati

Crazy Wisdom

Encore Records

Ann Arbor West Side Bookshop

Ann Arbor District Library

Knight’s Grill

AADL Public Library

Shapiro Library

Nicola’s Books

Mr. Stadium Laundry

 

Bridges, Woodlands, and Open Road

Stephen Page’s Lit Rep Has Entered Cincinnati, drove around the suburbs, eaten-on-the-road food, stayed in a roadside hotel, seen a horrible car accident, and left, enjoying the freedom of the road and the beauteous countryside. She has placed “The Salty River Bleeds” and “A Ranch Bordering the Salty River” in the following locations:

Sharonville Public Library

Deer Park Public Library

Madeira Branch Public Library

Old Milford Library

Goshen Branch Public Library

Owensville Branch Public Library

Clermont County Public Library

Doris E. Wood Branch Library

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Detroit Rocks!

Stephen Page’s Literary Representative recently passed through the City of Rock, Motown, birthplace of the U.S. car industry. She managed to find a home for “The Salty River Bleeds” in the following places:

Pages

How did you first engage with poetry?

Poetry Mini Interviews

by Thomas Whyte with Stephen Page:

part two

http://poetryminiinterviews.blogspot.com/2019/08/stephen-page-part-two.html?m=1