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

“Flight Plans” by Susan J. Erickson

I just love the movement of this poem from simple whimsy to something much deeper.

Background photo: Kati Fleming/Wikimedia, CC 3.0.
Manipulation and design layout: Elizabeth Stark

Susan J. Erickson admits to “multiple personality syndrome” having assumed the persona of a host of women while completing the poems in Lauren Bacall Shares A Limousine. The collection, poems in women’s voices, won the Brick Road Poetry Prize.  Poems from the book appear in Crab Creek Review, Literal Latte, The Fourth River, Verse Daily and The Tishman Review. Visit her website at where there is a link to view the trailer for the book. Susan is also a collage artist and created a series of cards with postage stamp images of the women in her book and gifted a card with each purchase of her book at readings. Examples of the collage cards appear on her website. She lives in Bellingham where she helped to establish the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Walk and Contest…

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