Launch day for Distant Flickers has arrived! I've shared the two videos below to represent the two short stories of mine that are included in the anthology. ("Let the Rest of the World Go by" was originally recorded in 1919, which is within the timeframe of my story, but the sound quality of the contemporaneous … Continue reading Launch Day for Distant Flickers!
#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: 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
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