Tag Archive: Poetry Month


Poetry reading: April 10, Evanston Art Center

Branches at the park © Ellen Wade Beals, 2018

I’m happy to tell you that I will be reading two weeks from today in celebration of Poetry Month. It’s been a while! I will be reading with Jorge Sanchez on Tuesday, April 10, at seven p.m. at the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, Evanston, 60201. The reading is put on by SalonSeries in …

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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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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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T. C. Boyle and a poem


Howdy-do friends.  May tomorrow! May tomorrow bring you happiness. Solace in So Many Words has many fine contributors but not many have made the best-seller list yet, that is, except for T. C. Boyle. His  latest book The Harder They Come is  #3 on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List. (BTW, it makes a great …

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