#tanka publication: “Over the River to Grandmother’s House We Go”

I'm pleased to share that my tanka, "Over the River to Grandmother's House We Go," has been published in the July 2022 issue of First Literary Review-East. Like "Candia, New Hampshire, 1926: Velma," this poem  was published without its companion piece: Our Other Grandmother who is this person never leaves her chair black maid welcomes … Continue reading #tanka publication: “Over the River to Grandmother’s House We Go”

#bookreview: Songs of Heartstrings: Poems of Gratitude and Beatitude

My Review Reading Miriam Hurdle’s poetry collection, Songs of Heartstrings: Poems of Gratitude and Beatitude, I was immediately struck by the poems’ depth and breadth of reflection. The maturity of these contemplative poems brought to mind educational reformer John Dewey’s definition of reflective thinking as a meaning-making process by which individuals learn and society advances. … Continue reading #bookreview: Songs of Heartstrings: Poems of Gratitude and Beatitude

Writing Contest: Flight & Falling

This contest presents an excellent opportunity for writers interested in exploring the emotional and physical movement of flight and falling to read an outstanding book of poetry--and gain some recognition for themselves with their entry! Contest Guidelines: https://writersite.org/2022/07/02/guidelines-for-the-rooted-and-winged-writing-contest/ (Comments are closed.)

Call and Response: “Storm” by Derek Ross

The Best Laid Plans . . . I had planned to post my own poetry this week, but as soon as I read Derek Ross's poem "Storm," I just had to read it aloud and record it. The poem affected me that much. Call-and-Response Derek Ross is a first-rate poet and photographer from Scotland. As … Continue reading Call and Response: “Storm” by Derek Ross