Spotlight on Steven Baird's Asunder, baby I am very pleased to shine a spotlight on Steven Baird's collection of stories and poetry, Asunder, baby. A while back, fellow author Diana Peach encouraged me to check out his work, and I've been following his blog, Ordinary Handsome, ever since. I was hooked on the excerpts he … Continue reading #BookReview: Asunder, baby by Steven Baird
#PoetryReading: “Instructions on Not Giving Up” by Ada Limón
Spring at Last! Spring has come at last to my little corner of the world. To celebrate, I'm reading one of my favorite spring poems, "Instructions on Not Giving Up," by Ada Limón, 24th Poet Laureate of the United States. This poem is such a gift to our tattered and torn world. I hope it … Continue reading #PoetryReading: “Instructions on Not Giving Up” by Ada Limón
Broken Ties #blogtour
WELCOME TO THE BROKEN TIES BLOG TOUR! I'm delighted to host Jude Itakali on his blog tour for his new release Bitter Ties, the second book in the Realms of the Mist trilogy. (You can find my review of Realms of the Mist here.) My answer to Jude's question of where to start when writing … Continue reading Broken Ties #blogtour
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.
I’ve closed comments. If you get a chance, I’d love to see you at Dan’s place!
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?
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