Star Salad and Kite Soup


| March / April 2006


Recipes from a poet

I live in the hamlet of Phoenicia, in the Catskill Mountains of New York state. Here I write for my local newspaper, the Phoenicia Times. My column, "Heard by a Bird," is composed of local gossip -- but I invent it all. (This way, no one is offended.)

As part of my column, I create recipes for "rural food." For example: