Tag Archive: Chicago

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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Mar
23

Spring cleaning? Here’s where to donate books

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Hey there Chicagoland book lovers. Is it time to make more room on your shelves? Consider donating your old books to Open Books. They have collection centers in various locations and will also come to collect your books, if you make arrangements. Open Books has two used book stores, one is in the West Loop …

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Jan
14

Václav Havel, from Disturbing the Peace

Over and over © Ellen Wade Beals, 2012

Way back in November, my friend Beth shared this quote with me. I finally remembered to look it up and share it with you. Between 1985 and 1986 Václav Havel did a number of interviews with the Czech journalist Karel Hvížd’ala. The resulting book was called Long-Distance Interrogation; when it was published in English in …

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Dec
13

Glimpse of solace: trees in winter

Snowfall, December 11, 2016 © Ellen Wade Beals, 2016

Winter Trees All the complicated details of the attiring and the disattiring are completed! A liquid moon moves gently among the long branches. Thus having prepared their buds against a sure winter the wise trees stand sleeping in the cold. William Carlos Williams  

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