Straw Dog Writers Guild Publishes My Poem “Current Times”

On June 13th, Straw Dog Writers Guild Will Publish My Poem “Current Times” on their Pandemic Project website.  Take a look:
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Emily Dickinson Museum Sponsors Poetry Reading May 7 at 6:30 pm (EST)

The Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst Massachusetts is sponsoring a poetry reading with some excellent poets. You can view this by going to the Amherst Media Website:

 

http://161.77.57.225/CablecastPublic

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They are broadcasting Arts Night Out from 5 to 8 pm. View the reading with the Emily Dickinson Museum from 6:30 to 7:30 EST

 

Emily Dickinson Museum Sponsors a Zoom Poetry Reading on May 7

The Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, MA is staging a zoom poetry reading, in conjunction with the Florence Poets Society, on Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time.) Check it out:

https://www.facebook.com/events/523548854988004/

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New Book of Poems: Crater & Tower

Duck Lake Books is publishing tomorrow a wonderful new book by Cheryl J. Fish, Crater & Tower.

In 2010, Fish attended the Pulse Gathering of Scientists at Mount St. Helen’s Volcanic National Monument where in 1980 the crater erupted blowing more than 1,000 feetfrom the mountain top.

This accomplished poet and scholar, having witnessed the terrifying events of September 11, 2001 from a few blocks away as a resident and professor at a nearby community college, melded the “smoke and ash at both places, fragments of bone and rock,shock and death” (1) into the poems in Crater & Tower.

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Below are links to this book:

https://www.amazon.in/Crater-

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Zoom Poetry Reading

In conjunction with the Emily Dickinson Museum and the Florence Poets Society, I will be doing a reading, with several other poets, from recent work and my new book, Touch My Head Softly (Finishing Line Press, 2021) on Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in attending, send me a message and I will send you the link.three books stacked
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Salt

I grew up on a bay with salt.

I always had a salty taste on my lips

and as soon as I approached home,

I smelled it in the air.

The salt dried out the skin and

you needed extra moisturizer  after swimming.

We didn’t have salt in the sugar bowl

but we had rice in the salt shaker

to keep the salt flowing in the humidity.

 

Anyone else grow up on a bay?

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