Celebrating Poetry – 2ReviewTues

I was so touched by Dan Antion’s review of Grief Songs: Poems of Love & Remembrance that I had to share it. In the same post, he has also reviewed Poetry Treasures 3: Passions, a new themed poetry anthology that readers are enjoying.

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April is poetry month, and between following poets who have been participating in NaPoWriMo, as well as the poets who show up in my normal blog feed, I’ve read a lot of poetry this month. In addition, I was thrilled to read two books of poetry this month. It’s great timing because I wanted to review two books of poetry for this monthly feature. I say monthly, now that I’ve managed to complete three months in a row. OK, enough about me, let’s get to the books.

Grief Songs: Poems of Love & Remembrance – Elizabeth Gauffreau

When I first saw the title of this wonderful book, I was hesitant. Grief is an individual thing. I wasn’t sure it was something I could read about without feeling like I was intruding. I also wasn’t sure if Liz’s grief was compatible with mine. Selfish? Indeed, grief is personal—isn’t it?

Then I…

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#Poetry Publication: “Everlasting”

A Long Time Coming I am delighted to share that my poem "Everlasting" has been published in the Smoky Quartz Tenth Anniversary Anthology (2022) sponsored by the Monadnock Writers' Group. I'm particularly pleased that the poem was chosen by a New Hampshire-based publication because the poem combines my two favorite themes, family and place, particularly … Continue reading #Poetry Publication: “Everlasting”