Tag Archive: Patty Somlo


Links to new work by Somlo, Silesky, Rodley


Hey there. It’s already the fifteenth of February and I haven’t checked in with you yet this month. That’s because I have nothing new to report about me. But here’s what’s happening with some people we know. Big congrats to Patty Somlo for Hairway to Heaven, her latest book. It is available from Cherry Castle …

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Prayers and Thoughts & Action and Policy

Maples © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

This won’t be a long post because I don’t have much to report. The news is dismal because there has been another mass shooting. I concur with today’s  Chicago Tribune editorial, “How to help prevent the next gun massacre,” which concludes: “Each mass shooting in America is its own terrible story that can’t be undone. …

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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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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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