#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”

A Little Poetic License

Publication Announcement I am pleased to have a poem of mine featured in another anthology published by the Peterborough Poetry Project.  The editor of the anthology describes it as "[A]n anthology of postcard poetry ("Post Script") with postcard poems, essays, and a little history of postcards and postcard poetry in the U.S." As soon as … Continue reading A Little Poetic License

New Release – Grief Songs: Poems of Love & Remembrance by Elizabeth Gauffreau

A big thank you to Miriam Hurdle for featuring her review of Grief Songs on her blog, The Showers of Blessings. (Click on the link above to read the full review.)

The Showers of Blessings

Hot Press! Hot Press!

It’s an exciting day today to share the goodnews with you about my friend, Elizabeth Gauffreau’s new release GriefSongs: Poems of Love & Remembrance.

About the Book

Blurb

“Poetry readers willing to walk the road of grief and family connections will findGrief Songs: Poems of Love & Remembrancea psychological treasure trove. It’s a very accessible poetic tribute that brings with it something to hold onto–the memories and foundations of past family joys, large and small.”
~Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

“Grief Songs: Poems of Love & Remembranceis a passionate ode to loved ones lost and an intimate portrayal of one family’s shared grief. It holds the key to solace in home photographs and illustrates just how special our singular moments can be. ~Toni Woodruff, Independent Book Review

“A beautiful, personal collection of family photos and poems that express the author’s most…

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Self-Published Saturday/Grief Songs

I am so pleased to share this review and interview for the launch of Grief Songs.

Bonnie Reads and Writes

Self-Published Saturday is my attempt to showcase works by self-published authors. Saturdays are dedicated solely to self-published/indie authors and their works. These authors have to do it all, from editing to cover design to marketing. Self-published Saturday (or SPS) is my effort to try and help with the marketing side of things as much as I can. I also need your help in the form of sharing this post with your social media followers to give these authors more exposure. Today I want to bring your attention to a wonderful book of poems by Elizabeth Gaffreau. Written in Tanka style, they are a tribute to her departed family members. Liz also agreed to answer some questions for us, so don’t miss the Q&A below!

BOOK REVIEW

Grief Songs is a beautiful collection of Tanka poems, accompanied by family photographs. Each poem pays tribute to a family member and often goes…

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