A Delightful New Book by Cara Armstrong!

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A delightful book of micro-poems and illustrations by Cara Armstrong, “A Trick of Living,” has just been published by Big Table Publishing. https://www.bigtablepublishing.com 

(Big Table Publishing has very creative books, and it’s based in Boston and San Francisco.)

Micro-poetry comes in many forms, not just haiku. Cara Armstrong gives us another taste of three-line micro-poetry. Armstrong is not just a prolific poet, but is also a terrific artist.

If you like micro-poetry about creatures, you’ll like this endearing collection. It’s evident that Armstrong finds joy in being a poet and observing the natural world. Stunningly beautiful, yet simple illustrations accompany these short poems.

These are three sample micro-poems by Armstrong:

April snow morning

the simple two-note whistle

of the chickadee.

 

Surface reflections,

a person dressed in scarlet

on a cloudy day.

 

Brittle paper strips

hold the place in her reading,

green wings unfolding.

 

Cara Armstrong is also the author and illustrator of two children’s books, Moxie: The Dachshund of Fallingwater and the tri-lingual, Counting with Cats who Dream/Compte avec les Chats qui Revent/Contando con Gatos que Suenan. She is the co-author of Frank Lloyd Wright in Panorama and A Guide to Cleveland’s Sacred Landmarks.  Her poems have been published in print and online, including in Sinister Wisdom, Organs of Vision and Speech: An Art and Poetry Journal (OVS), Boston Literary Magazine, Digging Through the Fat, Minerva Rising, Dogwood Review, Watershed Review, The Stillwater Review, and Adanna.  

Armstrong’s artwork has been shown at many locations, including the Boston Architectural College, Boston, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, and Fallingwater, Mill Run, PA. She is Director of the School of Architecture + Art at Norwich University in Northfield, VT.

 

 

About Charlotte Digregorio

I publish books. I have marketed and/or published 55 titles. These books are sold in 46 countries to bookstores, libraries, universities, professional organizations, government agencies, and book clubs. In 2018, I was honored by the Governor of Illinois for my thirty-eight years of accomplishments in the literary arts, and my work to promote and advance the field by educating adults and students alike. I am the author of seven books including: Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All; Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Homes; You Can Be A Columnist; Beginners' Guide to Writing & Selling Quality Features; Your Original Personal Ad; and my latest, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing. The first four books have been adopted as supplemental texts at universities throughout the U.S., Canada, India, Pakistan, and Catalonia. They are sold in 43 countries, and are displayed in major metropolitan cultural centers. These books have been reviewed, recommended, and praised by hundreds of critics, librarians, and professors worldwide. I am also the author of a poetry collection: "Shadows of Seasons: Selected Haiku and Senryu by Charlotte Digregorio." Two of my books have been Featured Selections of Writer's Digest Book Club. I am regularly interviewed by major print, radio, and television organizations throughout the U.S. I regularly sign books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores, and do poetry readings at art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. I was recently nominated for two Pushcart Prizes in poetry. I have won fifty-nine poetry awards, writing fourteen poetic forms. My poetry has been translated into eight languages. I do illustrated solo poetry exhibits 365 days a year in libraries, galleries, corporate buildings, hospitals, convention centers, and other venues. My individual poems have been displayed at supermarkets, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. I have been nominated and listed in "The International Authors and Writers Who's Who" in Cambridge, England and in the "Who's Who In Writers, Editors & Poets U.S./Canada." I hosted my own radio program, "Poetry Beat," on public broadcasting. My poetry has been featured on several library web sites including those of Shreve Memorial Library in Louisiana and Cornell University's Mann Library. My background includes positions as a feature editor and columnist at daily newspapers and as a magazine editor. I have been a public relations director for a non-profit organization. I am self-employed as a public relations/marketing consultant, having served a total of 118 clients in 23 states for the past several decades . In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and libraries. I have been a writer-in-residence at universities. There have been about 400 articles written about me in the media. I have served on the Boards of writers and publishers organizations. My positions have included Board Secretary of the Northwest Association of Book Publishers. I served for five years as Midwest Regional Coordinator of The Haiku Society of America, and for two years as its Second Vice President.
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2 Responses to A Delightful New Book by Cara Armstrong!

  1. MaryJo says:

    I REALLY ENJOY THE THE WONDER OF CHILDHOOD IN THESE POEMS–MOST OF US TEND TO LOSE THAT, BUT CARA HAS NOT. I MAY HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER BOOK.:)

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