Monthly Archive: August 2015


Call for submissions and a little inspiration (maybe)

Detail from Berthe Monsot painting

Over the weekend I became aware of the Poetry Center of Chicago’s call for submissions “Poets Look at Paintings” so I thought I’d share that info with you. What is sought are ekphrastic poems — deadline is September 21.  If your work is chosen you will be expected to read on November 18 when the …

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Hot links to new writing by SISMW contributors (and more)


Good day!  Hope life is treating you well. Concerned about the stock market? You may want to read Elizabeth Kerlikowske’s poem “The Two Worlds”  on the The New Verse News today (August 26, 20015). There’s a whole section of poetry by E. Michael Desilets at the VerseWrights site; his latest to be posted is “Sidetrack’s …

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Guest Blog: Laura Rodley “Burdocks”

Pink sky at night (8:19:15)  © Ellen Wade Beals, 2015

Howdy When I wrote Laura Rodley that I wanted to post “Burdocks,” she replied that the timing was apt since the burdocks are blooming now. I also asked for photos since I don’t have any pics of horses; I was so glad I did because she provided a photo of her horse Cinnamon who is …

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Glimpse of solace: the light in August, etc

The light in August © Ellen Wade Beals, 2015

Hey there– Summer’s on its way out. Back-to-school ads seem appropriate now. Here are some images  of August that I captured in my neighborhood. Peace, love, and solace  

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