Yesterday, Wednesday, January 18th, was the day of the Internet blackout boycotting SOPA and PIPA and since I am sympathetic to this cause, I tried to keep off Internet but it was difficult. Last night I had to take the online Jeopardy test (which I blew) and yesterday I got word from Jason Pettus of the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography that he posted this mini review on his site. It killed me to wait until today to post it. Here is what Jason had to … [Read more...]
Mindful Metropolis likes us!
We just got a great new review from Mindful Metropolis. It appears on page 49 of the September issue and is written by Maureen Ewing. I copy it in full below. Thanks to Maureen Ewing and Mindful Metropolis Editorial and Production Director James Faber. "In any bookstore one can find inspirational collections of poetry and stories meant to buoy spirits or help people through transformational times. The new collection, Solace in So Many Words, edited by local author Ellen … [Read more...]
Our latest review
We got a new review on the anglobaptist.org blog, which is subtitled “conjectural navel gazing; jesus in lint form” and is written by Tripp Hudgins. I have copied it below – Weighed Words appreciates the nice remarks and promotion! A review: Solace in So Many Words Where or when do you go when you are seeking solace? Are there stories you tell or memories you hold dear? Personally I go right for poetry. But when one is looking for solace we're likely to look … [Read more...]
In case you missed it–a great new review!
Solace in So Many Words got a terrific write-up in ForeWord Reviews. Reviewer Chris Fisher called the book ”a beautiful quilt of essays, stories, and poems.” As always, my thanks goes to the contributors for letting me use their material. Here's a highlight: "There are two common threads that tie together the book's contributed pieces. First, each writer dares to bear his or her soul in an honest, sometimes brutally revealing manner. Second, the quality or artfulness of … [Read more...]
Publication date reading at Barbara’s and our latest review — reasons to celebrate
May 12 was the official publication date of Solace in So Many Words and also the date for our second reading. This was one was at Barbara's Bookstore (UIC), which has a separate performance space with great acoustics. The event, which was well-attended, started off with my short explanation of the book and how it came to be, followed by outstanding readings by: Carol Kanter who read her three poems, "Her Best Medicine," "Alternative Eulogy," and "The Advanced Course," Pat … [Read more...]