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Rohrer and Fusco Poetry Review

Surrounded by Friends by Matthew Rohrer (Wave Books, 2015) is a mix of poems I love and ones I don’t get. A poem about a bicycle ride ends with “They … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Poetry for Valentine’s Day

Nothing says romance like poetry. Contact me for signed copies of Her House and Other Poems and What’s Wrong with Ordinary? Poems to Celebrate Life. Come on, be the sweetheart … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Clubs, Get Your Poetry Fix Here

Why don’t book clubs discuss poetry books more often? Not sure, but here’s your chance to right that wrong. What’s Wrong with Ordinary? Poems to Celebrate Life is about relationships … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Summer Reading

Cool off during these lazy days of summer with a poetry book—or any book! Click here to see the book trailer for Her House and Other Poems. Happy summer reading!

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Poet’s Web

National Poetry Month may be officially “over,” but there’s no need to stop celebrating poetry…. Keep reading! Keep writing! “The Poet’s Web” by Donna Marie Merritt I once saw a … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Five Poets, One Afternoon

Let’s continue our celebration of National Poetry Month! When: April 27, 2013 Time: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Where: Fairfield University Bookstore 1499 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT Readings from…. Elizabeth Thomas, … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 2 Comments


It’s been one of those weeks….stricter gun control laws not passed…Boston bombing…gunfight with suspects…disaster in Texas…death. “It’s been one of those weeks,” I suppose, doesn’t sum it up at all. … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Win a Poetry Book!

In celebration of National Poetry Month, I’m giving away a book of your choice from the Poetry for Tough Times series. To enter, just leave a comment BEFORE April 20th.  … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 12 Comments

Poetry Reading at the Buttonwood!

Join David K. Leff and Donna Marie Merritt for an afternoon of poetry. Music by the incredible Don Lowe. Open mic. Book signing. Come along! Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013 … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Poetry and Art in CT…Shop Local

If you live in or near CT, support small businesses by shopping local. You can get signed copies of poetry books (and other marvelous books) at the Hickory Stick Bookshop … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment