Monthly Archive: January 2018

Jan
30

Rare moon, new month, Stephen Crane

Peek-a-boo © Ellen Wade Beals, 2016

I can’t let January end without posting. It’s been a tough month for some, what with the flu, the current news, and the fact that there were five Monday mornings to wake up to in January. Tonight three lunar events take place: a blood moon, a super moon, and a blue moon, giving us a …

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Jan
11

Highland Park Poetry’s 2018 challenge—deadline January 29

Electric flower © Ellen Wade Beals, 2018

In the northern suburb of Highland Park, Jennifer Dotson works hard for poetry–organizing readings, exhibits, and contests, such as this year’s challenge in which poets of all ages are invited to submit original poetry in response to: Electricity (in honor of the 75th anniversary of Nikolas Tesla’s death) Monsters (in honor of the 300th anniversary …

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Jan
04

2018 starts with two new poetry books

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Hey there! Happy New Year!  Hope your year has gotten off to a good start. Hope you are keeping snug. There are two new books of poetry that might interest you. Solace in So Many Words contributor and Evanston poet Susan Spaeth Cherry has a new book–Sackcloth and Silk: New and Selected Poems. She will …

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