Tag Archive: Lesléa Newman


After The Blizzard — Lesléa Newman (photos by Kathy Buckland)

Snow cat © Kathy Buckland, 2018

Greetings! A couple of weeks ago I received an email from esteemed writer Lesléa Newman with some wonderful poems. It made my day. She has a new collection of poetry–it’s called Lovely, and this poem is from that new book out from Headmistress Press. When I read this poem about a cat, I knew to …

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News on SISMW contributors and friends & calls for submissions


Hello. Hope your Spring has sprung. Here in Chicago we have not quite gotten to warm weather yet. And the news seems to be that other areas of the country have also experienced a return to winter. I guess we should expect April to be harsh for as T. S. Eliot told us: “April is …

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Diversions and photo prompts

Daily devotion © Ellen Wade Beals, 2013

As I have mentioned here before, I am a crossword puzzle enthusiast, an addict really. The Chicago Tribune runs the puzzle from the Los Angeles Times syndicate and the Sun-Times runs the The New York Times puzzle (a week later than it originally appears),  I still get the Trib delivered and do the puzzle each …

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Celebrating Mother’s Day with Lesléa Newman

I Carry My Mother(1)

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope it is a great day and that you are able to celebrate in some way.  My heart goes out to all of you who are missing your mother or are missing being a mother this Sunday. I am happy to share two poems by Lesléa Newman. They are from her latest …

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