Some News, A Challenge, Book Launch & Signing

Some News My debut poetry collection, Grief Songs: Poems of Love & Remembrance, launches on Sunday, September 26th, in honor of National Family Day. The local book signing will be held in Peterborough, New Hampshire on Saturday. (I'll confess to some trepidation about COVID, but I'm fully vaccinated, and masks are mandatory for everyone regardless … Continue reading Some News, A Challenge, Book Launch & Signing

Grief Songs Excerpt: “First Sacrament”

My debut poetry collection, Grief Songs: Poems of Love & Remembrance, was inspired by family photographs. Some photographs prompted my own memories, while others were taken before I was born or when I was too young to remember. The following account of my baptism came from a biography of my life titled, "An Account of … Continue reading Grief Songs Excerpt: “First Sacrament”

#Bookreview: Minus One

My Review The poems in Elizabeth Merry’s collection, Minus One: The Story of a Life, are rich and nuanced with the fluidity of time and memory. I found myself rereading a number of them, each time with a new layer of meaning revealed. Minus One is the poetry of paradox: death in life visible in … Continue reading #Bookreview: Minus One