Tag Archive: Verse Virtual


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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First news of the year –accomplishments and passages

Peppermint © Ellen Wade Beals, 2014

January is peppermint. Candy canes are the last of the holiday candy. Shadows stripe the days. And the arctic air makes your breath seem almost mentholated. Everything’s a little sharper. It is wonderful to see Solace in So Many Words contributors do illustrious things. BIG congrats to Ellen Bass, who recently was elected to the …

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Reading T. C. Boyle, Ellen Bass, Donna Hilbert, Kathleen Kirk . . .

Out my windshield today © Ellen Wade Beals, 2016

Good morning and happy July — rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.  I’ve been working on something, but it isn’t finished yet. So I’ll tell you what I’ve been reading. “The Fugitive,” which is T. C. Boyle’s story in the latest issue (July 4) issue of The New Yorker, and there’s also a discussion with him on the …

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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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