Ellen Beals

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. Look into your heart — Don’t read the comments — 08/17/2017
  2. Which kind of person are you? — 08/04/2017
  3. Hot links and hot licks — 07/27/2017
  4. Old song, old poem: new solace — 07/21/2017
  5. New books and writing tips — 07/14/2017

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

Author's posts listings


Look into your heart — Don’t read the comments

Howling mad © Ellen Wade

Hey there. I haven’t posted in a while. Chalk it up to personal issues and being down in the dumps about the state our our nation. What’s there to say that hasn’t already been said? I talked with a wise friend the other day and she told me not to be depressed by what happened …

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Which kind of person are you?

Summer storm © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Hey there. Hope all is well with you. Not too much doing in my little world. I got a couple rejections this week and also the news that my story “Amanuensis” was a finalist in the Portable Story  “moment of truth” series. Congrats go to Matthew B. Kelley whose story “Daddy’s Record” will be recorded …

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Hot links and hot licks


Hey there. Yesterday was Mick Jagger’s birthday. I celebrated it at The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism. We took the water taxi from Union Station to Navy Pier. I share some of pics below. Now for the hot links. There’s “Twenty-Two Poem Hacks” by Carmen Giménez Smith at the Poetry Foundation blog. I am going to print …

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Old song, old poem: new solace

Hosta © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Hey all. Can July speed by any faster? Here’s what I got for you. Check out Kathleen Kirk’s review of Dave Bonta’s book of poems called Ice Mountain on Escape Into Life. I bet you’ll want to read more of Dave Bonta’s work and the archive of Escape into Life. As you know, Kathleen Kirk …

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