Tag Archive: Solace


Some summer diversions


Hey there – happy summer! I am happy to start the season with a cover shot. My photo “Petal Perfect” is the cover of the latest Olentangy Review. Thanks so much to Melissa and Darryl Price for choosing my work. Here’s some stuff I found interesting these past weeks. For Mockingbird, June 2, Sarah Condon …

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Donne, Wright, Calls for submissions

Words can hurt © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Howdy. I saw a tornado of cottonwood on my deck today. It’s that time of year. The lawn is edged in white. The news of the world and my country’s official take on those news events have left me without adequate words. Fortunately a Facebook friend named Bob Dixon-Kolar made a couple posts that caught …

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Hope gives issue to hope . . .


Hello friends. Well, the world has seen carnage and hate and stupidity this week. I must admit I have a difficult time finding solace. The literary world is mourning the loss of Denis Johnson. In announcing his death the  Michener Center for Writers reported that Denis Johnson kept on his desk this quote by Walt …

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The nicest thing . . .

Birdie © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Hello friends — Hope April has treated you well and that May is even kinder. We’re experiencing a cold snap here, which made me think I should write a poem about a spring chill.  What are you thinking about these days? I know I am behind the times sometimes but I came across something from …

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