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Poet Dave Morrison Rocks!

SHAKE HANDS WITH YOUR HEART by Dave Morrison (2015, JukeBooks) Usually as I read, I mark words or lines I might use in a review. I did so this time … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

2014 Blog Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 950 … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Poetry Books You’re Going to Love

Review of Three Distinctly Different Poetry Books MIKLOS RADNOTI: THE COMPLETE POEMS IN HUNGARIAN AND ENGLISH, translated by Gabor Barabas, includes the books published in Radnoti’s lifetime along with the … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 Holiday Book Giving Guide

30 books under $30 (and most under $20 and many under $10!) Check out this video—the snowman introduces books from picture books to middle grade to young adult to memoir to … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rhyme Schemer Review

Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt is a surprisingly original MG novel told from the bully’s point of view through poetry. Kevin looks for “easy prey” on Day 1 of middle … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Winning Millions! Author Debbie T. Kilday

Debbie Tosun Kilday is the author of several books ranging from poetry to gambling. What a variety! Debbie, writers often work in a number of genres, but a nonfiction book … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Introducing Jessica Brooke Miller

Today’s interview is with writer Jessica Brooke Miller. Welcome! How long have you been writing? I wrote different things all through school, including prose for a creative writing course I took … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 4 Comments

Have You Had Your Memoir Fix Lately?

The STING OF THE HEAT BUG is a memoir (admittedly somewhat embellished, but with good effect) by Jack Sheedy. Jack is not a movie star or athlete. He is not … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 12 Comments

Poetry in New England

  With shorter days and cooler nights, why not warm your body and spirit with a little poetry New England style? September 13–14, 2014 NEWTOWN ARTS FESTIVAL: In addition to … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment


    Think you know the Civil War? The Girls of Gettysburg by Bobbi Miller will fill in some gaps. While it is only a slice of time in that … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment