Tag Archive: Solace in So Many Words


Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with poem by Marie Cadden

Saint Patrick © Ellen Wade Beals, 2016

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I’m off to start my celebrations with a luncheon today. How about you? Celebrating? Today I share with you a stanza from a poem by Irish poet Marie Cadden. On my last trip to Ireland I bought a book of poetry titled Gynaecologist in the Jacuzzi (Salmon Press) from Charlie Byrne’s …

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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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Daniel Cleary, Stars, and March

Sodden reflection © Ellen Wade Beals, 2018

Hello. Happy new month! March is here. I’ve been lazy and indulgent, per usual, but here’s some news. Last weekend I went to Sulzer Library in my old neck of the woods and finally met Daniel Cleary in person. It was a pleasure to hear him read his poems, and he finished with a song!  …

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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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