Straw Dog Writers Guild launched their website of Pandemic Poetry and Prose today with a poem by Sarah Sullivan, called “Funerals from Afar.” Check it out:
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:
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
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.
Below are links to this book:
I went to my first zoom book launch. I think this will be the new trend. There were about 40 participants and I liked it. Has anyone else experienced this?
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?