Thursday, November 28, 2019

Interesting Post from Carmen Verduyn

   There is a translate button here. My Dutch poet friend Carmen Verduyn and I go back a few years. I am proud of her for standing up for herself as an artist and a woman! A  woman doe not have to give up her career for a man! I've supported my wife, have moved several times for her career without hurting mine (I've been flexible).  

Monday, November 25, 2019

Small Business Saturday November 20- Market Tea Room at 302 Senate

      I will be there at 10 a.m. in the newly-refurbished Market Tea Room at 302 Senate in Columbia, South Carolina. All of my poetry books will be available, and I will read some poems, leaving mid-afternoon.

       It is a fantastic venue and promises to be a wonderful event!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A Popular Poem from "Accents" -Amazon KDP

Accents is available exclusively from Amazon KDP in Kindle and Print on Demand versions!

This is a very popular recording of a poem from the book! Enjoy!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

:Two Miriams" from The Petigru Review

    The South Carolina Writers Association did me a great honor by publishing this poem it ins 2019 issue. This poem will eventually find its way into a book. It is a special one to me.

    Here is a link to the entire issue:

Thursday, November 7, 2019

"Two Miriams" Poem in the Petigru Review

    This is the journal of the South Carolina Writers' Association, to which only members may submit. Catfish Stews is their publication open to anyone from anywhere!

    My poem is a very special one to me, and I am thankful that I can share it with you here.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

A Very Unusual but Important Post

     We all are solicited in one way or another to contribute to a cause. In the US there are phone calls, either programmed or live, asking for money. There is e-mail spam, and hard copy spam in our mailboxes or mail slots.

     But this one is different. I know they all say that, but many of you who read this blog love literature and the arts. Many of you create in one way or another, perhaps even in several ways.

     Martha Magenta needs your help. She did not create this site. A friend did. For a few months Martha and I moderated the POETS community back in the Google+ days. I had known the before, and enjoyed her haiku and other Japanese verse forms.

     As I got to know her better,r I leaned that she is a caring, supportive, eminently fair person. Although she has won awards for her poetry, she does not self-promote or consider herself better than the rest of us.

    Cancer has returned, and Britain's NHS is not what it used to be. A contribution to this fund will enable her to receive the care she urgently needs now.

   Please share this. Keep her in your prayers and thoughts. If you know her, or even if you do not, contact her with your  messages of support. If you can make even a small contribution, please do so.

   I have contributed.

  Thank you!

Reviews Are So Very Important to Writers, and So Hard to Get

      When my first poetry book was published seven years ago, I dutifully asked readers/friends to review it. That book, Places and Times, ...