Susan Coolidge

A chain that holds

Last Saturday morning I participated in a breast cancer walk. The night before, I leafed through my poem stash to pick out a few to take with me, and it was then that I realized that a blog post on breast cancer should include my own health history.   I felt uneasy about that for a few reasons.   […]


For love and brain cell regeneration

After my last post about the value of memorizing poetry, a reader requested a list of great poems to memorize for the summer.         My list is short:  the greatest poem to memorize for the summer is a poem you love.   Love is why children memorize Mother Goose rhymes.  Love is […]