Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Poem from Poetry Daily

Today's poem at Poetry Daily starts with a look at making a book about moths. The second verse compares thoughts about the moths to relationships. Please go to the website at poems.com to read the poem. I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Crooked Lines by Holly Michael

Last week I finished Holly Michael's fantastic book titled Crooked Lines. This is a wonderful novel that centers on two main characters, one character is a young woman from America who struggles in a tough marriage and with sad memories of the death of a dear sister; and the other main character is a young man from India studying to be a priest. Through several years and many difficult turns in their lives, they end up in happier places within their lives. This is a great book! 

Three Poems Accepted by Eclectica

I will have three poems in the Fall issue of Eclectica online. I am especially thrilled with this acceptance because I believe in the strong lit works of this little mag, and because the poems are some of my favorites! Follow the link in the first sentence above to read the July/August issue of Eclectica.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I am half way through this pulitzer prize-winning novel, Tartt's third novel. Mostly I read poetry and science books. This book is powerful. Not only can I barely put it down, but it has made me take a break for a few hours as I absorb the powerful scene I just read that had me crying. The last novel I read this magnificent was Salinger's Catcher in the Rye.