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

#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

Call and Response: “Not What” by Mary Jo Malo

As soon I read "Not What" by Mary Jo Malo, it reminded me so much of my dad, I knew I had to record it to commemorate his birthday on April 27. The photograph is my favorite of him in his vestments. It captures all the best of who he was. Call-and-Response As this is … Continue reading Call and Response: “Not What” by Mary Jo Malo

#poetryreading: Poets in the Blogosphere

The day to celebrate National Poetry Month with Poets in the Blogosphere has arrived! Click on image to register for the reading. The theme for National Poetry Month 2022 is There’s A Poem in This Place. Two places to find contemporary poetry at its most vibrant are in the blogging community and at live readings. … Continue reading #poetryreading: Poets in the Blogosphere