Category Archives: Books

De-Stressing for These Times (and All Times!)

I think poets naturally show a gratitude for life. We appreciate solitude for writing, and yet, perhaps when there is too much of it, like during the pandemic lockdown, it gets a little much for us all. Before the pandemic, … Continue reading

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A Follower Reads My New Poetry/Reference Book

Pictured above is the hand of  Poet and Artist Rick Daddario holding my new book, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing. He’s a longtime follower of this blog. His artistic blog is at: https://19planets.wordpress.com/ I hope Rick enjoys reading my … Continue reading

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A Terrific Book–Particularly for Those Struggling with Illness

Dear Readers and Followers, I highly recommend this book that I just finished reading, particularly if you are struggling with illness and are Christian. It is a Christian Faith-based book. You’ve Got To Believe You’re Going To Be OK – … Continue reading

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Being an Author Means Doing Publicity & Events

If anyone out there thinks that an author’s job is done once the book has been published, you are mistaken. In fact, once the book is published, your work has really just begun! You must then put on your “Publicity … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: March 4, 2020

A haiku and a senryu is featured from Scattered Leaves, a new collection by Kanchan Chatterjee of India.   autumn rains . . . slowly, the village trail disappears     wish I could change the scarecrow’s old jacket . … Continue reading

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Blog Special: A Book to Savor

Award-winning Poet and Author Mary Jo Balistreri has written a book that I keep coming back to on my bookshelf.  Still is an adventure to read with many experiences we can all relate to. The poems are like stories. At … Continue reading

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Special Announcement: Driving Cars–Poetry Anthology Is Published!

Most all of us have had a passion for cars at some point in our lives. This wonderful, new anthology with long and short poems is a delight to read. Highland Park Poetry  in Illinois asked poets from everywhere to … Continue reading

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Special to This Blog

A Muddy River by Stephen Page   You are red-breasted, your song flute-like, Your wings brown, your sharp eyes whitely circled. A common day your voice makes remarkable; So rare, you laid a single light blue egg. As your mate … Continue reading

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A Classic Collection of Loss and Resilience: Deflection by Roberta Beary

I have about 5,000 books in my personal library, so it’s rare for me to take the time to re-read any of them. However, I keep coming back to “Deflection” by Roberta Beary, published in 2015. Back then, my curiosity … Continue reading

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Expand Your Writer’s Outreach

If you’re like most writers, it’s hard on top of your day job, to find the time to write creatively. And, it’s even harder to promote your creativity by doing outreach work.  Unfortunately, putting food on the table comes first. … Continue reading

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