Monthly Archives: December 2018

“Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life.” Maya Angelou SECOND LIGHT NETWORK OF WOMEN POETS It’s been way too long since I’ve reminded everyone of this organization, a fave of mine, and encouraged you to check it out. That’s only because I’ve been so busy and not because of any lack of enthusiasm for the organization or its poet members. I favor Second… Read More

  “There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.” Gustave Flaubert CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks ABOUT PLACE JOURNAL, a literary journal of the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, will open a call for submissions of poetry, essays, creative nonfiction and artwork on January 1, 2019. Theme: Dignity as an Endangered Species: Maintain Respect, Honesty and Integrity in the… Read More

‘Picture books are a vital part of childhood. They are where we start to learn about ourselves and the world around us, and about the possibilities of literature, art and the imagination. There is still so much work to be done to make the world of picture books an inclusive, welcoming place where children can see themselves and also learn about others. I am looking forward to building an exciting, outward-looking list… Read More