Publication First: #BookReview: Rooted and Winged by Luanne Castle

Another First! I am very pleased to share that my review of Luanne Castle's poetry collection, Rooted and Winged, has been published by Anti-Heroin Chic.  It's the first time I've had one of my book reviews published in a literary journal. Here is a link to the review: "Review of Rooted and Winged." A Poem from … Continue reading Publication First: #BookReview: Rooted and Winged by Luanne Castle

Advance Book Review: Poetry in the UK: New Lyrical Ballad & Other Poems

A Remarkable Poetry Experience! I am very pleased to share my advance review of Archery in the UK: New Lyrical Ballads & Other Poems by Nick Reeves and Ingrid Wilson. The book is set to be released by Experiments in Fiction on February 1, 2023. Please go to Experiments in Fiction for more information about … Continue reading Advance Book Review: Poetry in the UK: New Lyrical Ballad & Other Poems

#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

#bookreview: River Ghosts

My Review Merril D. Smith’s debut collection is poetry of the felt but unseen, those moments in life when we feel in touch with something greater than ourselves to which only poetry can give voice. Even then, we can never fully understand it. We just know it’s there, a form of faith we never knew … Continue reading #bookreview: River Ghosts