January 13, 2016

With the rise of self-published books, it’s hard to know which books are worth buying. So when I find one I think is excellent in its class, I like to give them and their authors a shout-out. One such is Monster In My Lunchbox,  an illustrated book of family-focused rhyme. The poems are by Leslie…

March 20, 2014

My friend Sally Allen at BoooksInK challenged her readers recently to produce a list of their ten favorite poems. I thought this would be simple, but when it came right down to it, I found it hard to choose. Still, I did, and this post explains my choices, since I notice that I chose them…

January 9, 2014

One of my new year’s goals was to read a poem a day. I’ve been meaning to read more poetry, but it doesn’t come naturally to mind, so I set myself a daily reminder, and so far, so good. Yesterday, I didn’t have to read a poem, because Prince Charles read one to me. He’s…

October 4, 2012

Today is National Poetry Day in Britain. Here in the US we have National Poetry Month in April, and as part of that there’s a Poem in Your Pocket Day – April 18th next year, and I’ll try to remind you… The theme for this year’s National Poetry Day is stars, which I like, because…

July 13, 2012

I usually write my own stuff, but this project has so much to write about that I knew I’d be better off letting the Peace Camp website and Fiona Shaw’s video introduction speak for themselves. I’ve added my own comments at the bottom of this post. Something extraordinary is happening this year as part of…

March 8, 2012

Emily Heist Moss writes a thought-provoking blog, called Rosie Says,about media, gender/sex, politics – anything that reflects her interest in the world around her, and her place in it. Last week, she went to her first poetry reading and was pleasantly surprised. A New Englander by birth, a Chicagoan by choice. she works at a…

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