The poem that won me over is the poem addressed to Mark Strand (the poet unwriting), clever, sly, but loving, nonetheless. And the voice that won me over was the Jewish ironic voice of someone not willing to play it too straight or too crooked—but always with a large dollop of irony. I admire its sober warmth, its sense of history and human slippage. My
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Whether writing about land and earth “forgotten/like a rusted key” or love that arrives as “a kind of completion/of arrival”, Sagan’s poems speak to the essence of every corner they touch. They ask the rare daring questionand what’s left unsaid adds reverberating power to her lines. The personal echoes the world’s concerns in surprising, stunning ways—and the earth holds all of it in its
PREVIOUS LIVES review by Maryfrances Wagner, winner of the Thorpe Menn Book Award for Literary Excellence.
“Previous Lives is a fine collection of some of Donald Levering’s finest poems, and if the reader isn’t already a fan, he or she will be after reading this book.” – Maryfrances Wagner, Coal City Review, 43, 2019.
Applications are open today for the Writers Retreat. Two- and four-week residencies annually in November for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in a secluded Sanibel Island, Florida home. Residents are provided with a private room, space and undistracted time. Resident authors will be responsible for their own meals in the shared kitchen and will meet for dinner each evening. Authors will have
The Writers Retreat at Sandy Bend,Florida offers two- and four-week residencies annually in November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in a secluded Sanibel Island home. Residents are provided with a private room, space and undistracted time. Resident authors will be responsible for their own meals in the shared kitchen and will meet for dinner each evening. Authors will have an opportunity
Author Margaret Sullivan’s Remarkable Journey in Indonesia and the Philippines Fragments from a Mobile Life WASHINGTON, D.C.- Reflecting on life after six diplomatic assignments spanning three decades, author Margaret Sullivan shared the unique perspective of an American Foreign Service family, beginning at a time when the United States was expanding diplomatic relationships with emerging democracies. The October 23 book discussion of Sullivan’s book “Fragments from a Mobile
FRAGMENTS FROM A MOBILE LIFE Margaret Sullivan, Red Mountain Press, 2018, $25.95/paperback, 342 pages. Foreign Service spouse Margaret Sullivan, a columnist for the Huffington Post whose work has appeared several times in The Foreign Service Journal, has assembled a rich collection of more than six dozen essays about life in 10 countries, in 29 homes, with four kids and more than 60 years of
The newest poetry collection by Miriam Sagan has shipped from the printer and will be available next week! Order here.
In Indie Review: Among the 30 best books of 2019, #22. Instructions for Temporary Survival by Monica Prince. Publisher: Red Mountain Press Genre: African & African American Studies & Women Studies https://independentbookreview.com/…/11/2019-indie-press-bo…/ “Winner of the Red Mountain Discovery Award. Monica Prince’s INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEMPORARY SURVIVAL suggests a path that moves one from suffering to healing. The poems tackle historical trauma, racism, rape, and depression–all
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