Ellen Beals

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Name: Ellen Beals
Date registered: 09/15/2010

Latest posts

  1. Open House Chicago and a sweet steak side trip — 10/16/2017
  2. News and calls for submissions — 10/12/2017
  3. Before the leaves fall — 09/22/2017
  4. Ides of September and a penultimate line — 09/14/2017
  5. Happy Labor Day — 09/01/2017

Most commented posts

  1. Guest Post: Bonnie J. Toomey, “Mother of You” — 33 comments
  2. Father’s Day: poems by Bonnie J. Toomey and Susan Mahan — 13 comments
  3. Glimpse of Solace: Two by two — 10 comments
  4. Solace for the girls: Bras I have known — 9 comments
  5. August days: My grandmother was a poet — 7 comments

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Open House Chicago and a sweet steak side trip

Aloft © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Saturday it poured on and off all day, but we didn’t let that stop is from enjoying Open House Chicago, which is put on by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. We also made a side trip to Taurus Flavors, a restaurant that features the sweet steak sandwich touted by Ernest Wilkins in his article “The sweet …

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News and calls for submissions


Oy. What to say? I’m still thinking about the slaughter in Las Vegas. And our country’s lack of response to gun violence. One thing I plan to do is continue to support the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Now for news. First off, I want to express my sadness at learning Susan Elbe passed …

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Before the leaves fall


Before the leaves change color and fall, I wanted to share these photos of trees. As for writing, there are two open calls for submission that might interest you. And, like the foliage, these open calls end very soon. First, Electric Literature; details here. And, Tin House; details here. Also, if you are looking for …

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Ides of September and a penultimate line

Hibiscus © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Hello. September is well upon us (halfway over tomorrow). How have you been? My thoughts are with all those who have been affected by the recent hurricanes and those who have been living in smoke-filled and dangerous places due to all the wild fires. When the news gets to be too much, I never know …

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