CELEBRATING AMERICAN SHE-POETS (16): Victoria C. Slotto, Jacaranda Rain …


THE POET BY DAY

Victoria C. Slotto, the poet as captured in (c) photo by David Slotto

Plain as a needle a poem may be, or opulent as the shell of the channeled whelk, or the ace of the lily, it matters not; it is a ceremony of words, a story, a prayer, an invitation, a flow o words that reaches out and, hopefully, without being real in the way that the least incident is real, is able to stir in the reader a real response.” San Dabs, Seven from Winter Hours by Mary Oliver

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Thus begins Victoria C. Slotto’s 2012 poetry collection, Jacaranda Rain, which she dedicated to Oliver “my mentor unaware.”  Like Mary Oliver, nature is frequent inspiration for Victoria. The collection includes some fifty-five poems on nature, spirituality, death and dying, which are arranged rather charmingly in alpha order.

What haunts me,” said the dead man
to his wife whose…

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3 thoughts on “CELEBRATING AMERICAN SHE-POETS (16): Victoria C. Slotto, Jacaranda Rain …

  1. 5h2o says:

    Very fun to read about you and your work this way!

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  2. Victoria says:

    This morning, I was humbled and surprised to receive a message from my friend/poet/fellow blogger, Jamie Dedes, who featured me in this series. If you haven’t met Jamie, I urge you to browse her poetry and other contributions to the world of poetry and spirituality. She is truly a special person. Thank you, Jamie.

    I will be missing in action for a while as I’m experiencing a flare up of carpal tunnel and need to rest my wrist. Too much pulling weeds in our garden, I suppose.

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