Monthly Archive: March 2018

Mar
27

Poetry reading: April 10, Evanston Art Center

Branches at the park © Ellen Wade Beals, 2018

I’m happy to tell you that I will be reading two weeks from today in celebration of Poetry Month. It’s been a while! I will be reading with Jorge Sanchez on Tuesday, April 10, at seven p.m. at the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, Evanston, 60201. The reading is put on by SalonSeries in …

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Mar
23

Laura Rodley has two new books!

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Congrats to Laura Rodley. She has two new poetry books out this spring. Counter Point by Prolific Press came out March 22. I had the pleasure of reading it (and blurbing it). It’s a pirate tale, which will  “transport you to the North Atlantic in the early 1700s. Novelistic in scope, Counter Point uses scene, …

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Mar
16

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with poem by Marie Cadden

Saint Patrick © Ellen Wade Beals, 2016

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I’m off to start my celebrations with a luncheon today. How about you? Celebrating? Today I share with you a stanza from a poem by Irish poet Marie Cadden. On my last trip to Ireland I bought a book of poetry titled Gynaecologist in the Jacuzzi (Salmon Press) from Charlie Byrne’s …

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Mar
09

After The Blizzard — Lesléa Newman (photos by Kathy Buckland)

Snow cat © Kathy Buckland, 2018

Greetings! A couple of weeks ago I received an email from esteemed writer Lesléa Newman with some wonderful poems. It made my day. She has a new collection of poetry–it’s called Lovely, and this poem is from that new book out from Headmistress Press. When I read this poem about a cat, I knew to …

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