Ellen Beals

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. Some summer diversions — 06/20/2017
  2. The Next Chapter Can Open New Worlds — 33rd PRLF — 06/09/2017
  3. Donne, Wright, Calls for submissions — 06/05/2017
  4. Hope gives issue to hope . . . — 05/26/2017
  5. Congratulations to Margarita Engle — 05/12/2017

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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Some summer diversions


Hey there – happy summer! I am happy to start the season with a cover shot. My photo “Petal Perfect” is the cover of the latest Olentangy Review. Thanks so much to Melissa and Darryl Price for choosing my work. Here’s some stuff I found interesting these past weeks. For Mockingbird, June 2, Sarah Condon …

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The Next Chapter Can Open New Worlds — 33rd PRLF

Miscellany © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

  Hey Chicago — This weekend is the 33rd  Printers Row Lit Fest — here’s the link to all the info.


Donne, Wright, Calls for submissions

Words can hurt © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Howdy. I saw a tornado of cottonwood on my deck today. It’s that time of year. The lawn is edged in white. The news of the world and my country’s official take on those news events have left me without adequate words. Fortunately a Facebook friend named Bob Dixon-Kolar made a couple posts that caught …

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Hope gives issue to hope . . .


Hello friends. Well, the world has seen carnage and hate and stupidity this week. I must admit I have a difficult time finding solace. The literary world is mourning the loss of Denis Johnson. In announcing his death the  Michener Center for Writers reported that Denis Johnson kept on his desk this quote by Walt …

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