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Thoughts on Poetry, Books, and Life

Poetry Friday & First Words by Joyce Sutphen

One of our most generous poets, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, is hosting the gathering this week at The Poem Farm. Whenever I make the Poetry Friday rounds, I end up with books on my wish list. Sometimes I buy them long after I can remember who recommended a particular book or author. If you recommended First […]

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

You know that feeling, when you pick up a new picture book, and just the endpapers alone have you swooning? The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus did that to me. This picture book biography manages to have the grand narrative arc and engaging storytelling typically attributed to fairy tales or dramatic novels, and the […]

Poetry Friday and Fun with The Haiku Anthology

Renee Tulippe at No Water River has this week’s round up!   Months ago Diane Mayr graciously guided my reading for learning more about haiku. I’ve been sipping at The Haiku Anthology before bed, rather like a cup of hot tea. It’s comforting to read timeless observations of the natural world when everything in 2014 […]