Tag Archive: Kathleen Kirk


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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Reading T. C. Boyle, Ellen Bass, Donna Hilbert, Kathleen Kirk . . .

Out my windshield today © Ellen Wade Beals, 2016

Good morning and happy July — rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.  I’ve been working on something, but it isn’t finished yet. So I’ll tell you what I’ve been reading. “The Fugitive,” which is T. C. Boyle’s story in the latest issue (July 4) issue of The New Yorker, and there’s also a discussion with him on the …

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News on Fiffer, Kirk, Rodley Submission info for Clutching at Straws, Silver Birch, Prime Number


How’s 2016 treating you so far?  Maybe this news and info will be useful. Tom Fiffer who has contributed a number of essays to this site has a new book, Why It Can’t Work: Detaching from Dysfunctional Relationships to Make Room for True Love. He is Senior Editor, Ethics,  for The Good Men Project, which you …

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News on contributors (Desilets, Rodley, Mahan, McConnell, Kirk) notes on rejection

Photo on 2012-02-02 at 02.01

Hello sweeties. Hope you don’t have the winter blues and that you are getting enough vitamin D. On January 16 there was a story on NPR by Jason Comely about embracing rejection (“By Making a Game out of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear”). For a while there I was going to write a post about …

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