Category Archive: Blog

Apr
21

What’s up? What’s down?

Blobby © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Hello Friends. It’s been a quiet week for me – how about for you? Here are some links you may like. Solace in So Many Words contributor Elizabeth Kerlikowske and other poets  has teamed up with artists to create The Alchemy Initiative: A Suite of Monlogues. SISMW contributor Patty Somlo has a nonfiction piece (“Home …

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Apr
14

Calling Chicago area poets

Rise and shine © Ellen Wade Beals, 2016

Hello friend. If you are a Chicago area poet you may want to check your files and see whether you have any writing on the environment.  That ‘s because Woman Made Gallery (WMG) has a call for poems on this subject. The submission deadline is April 28 and the reading is June 11.  Here are …

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Apr
10

Prompts and ponies

Toy horse © Ellen Wade Beals, 2014

Hey there — it’s Poetry Month!  Are you looking for inspiration?  Consider these sites that will help if you have writer’s block. Karen Craigo’s Better View of the Moon has been featuring prompts all month; when it is not Poetry Month, Karen writes about other topics of interest to writers. Marty McConnell’s Fierce Voice, which …

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Mar
31

Kudos and calls

Blue light © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Hello out there! March ends and April begins. Poetry Month starts tomorrow–be prepared to celebrate whether you want to or not! It’s also April Fool’s Day so pay attention and don’t fall for any malarkey. Kudos go to several contributors to Solace in So Many Words, including  Michael C. McConnell whose short story, “Dancing,” about …

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