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Guest Posting on 1st Books
I don't review books on 1st Books, but I do host traditionally-published author guest posts to coincide with new book releases, as space allows. If you're interested, contact me through this page, and please include the title, publisher, and publication date.
I recognize the market is changing and many fine books are self-published these days, but due to volume considerations, at the moment I'm only hosting authors who publish with traditional publishers.
Category Archives: Poetry Tuesdays
In a small moment, I’m left steeped in some feeling that I don’t always want to experience directly, but which leaves me a better person for having been exposed to it.
I am certainly a better writer for the poetry I read. Continue reading
Of the many wonderful moments in National Poetry month, my favorite is “Poem in Your Pocket Day” – which is today. The idea is simple: Put a copy of a poem you love in your pocket, and share it with … Continue reading
I’m in Paris for a month, writing and walking in the steps of some literary greats. Yesterday, Mac and I visited Shakespeare and Company, where the likes of Anais Nin, Henry Miller, James Baldwin, and Ernest Hemingway have stood. I’m … Continue reading
Since April is National Poetry Month, I’ve been looking around at what different poets have to say about getting started. This quote by Mark Doty – from an address he gave at the 2011 Whiting Awards ceremony (the entire text … Continue reading
I read the most extraordinary poem yesterday, “what you’d find buried in the dirt under charles f. kettering sr. high school (detroit, michigan)” by francine j. harris. Continue reading
Was it Baudelaire who said, “Always be a poet, even in prose”? I came to my current favorite poem, Jane Kenyon’s incantatory “Let Evening Come,” by hearing John Felstiner read it at a lovely gathering at SheWriter Marilyn Yalom’s house. I was sitting … Continue reading