STANDING ON THE CORNER OF LOST AND FOUND Now Available on Smashwords.com/book/view/285701   $3.99 Framed by the political and social landscape of the sixties, this is a story about broken hearts and fragile dreams repaired through the indelible ties of friendship. KIRKUS REVIEW:  Her writerly strength lies in her characters...they are complicated, flawed and believable. … Continue reading

New Poetry Book: FLOATING ISLANDS: New and Collected Poems

I have a new poetry book available.  It may be purchased through the website or on Amazon at this point. Floating Islands is a rich fusion of sound and image, well seasoned with commentary on human connections, the impact of war, and the vagaries of relationships.  Her poetry bears witness to the world we live … Continue reading New Poetry Book: FLOATING ISLANDS: New and Collected Poems

POETS AS WITNESS: WAR AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS

National Poetry Month has come and gone.  If you happen to live in a place that flourishes with poetry events, it’s like Christmas all over again; if poetry is pretty sparse in your community, not much happens. But  it seems that wherever you may live, the spoken word gets out, as it always has. Through … Continue reading POETS AS WITNESS: WAR AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Genius Clusters?

I just finished reading Patti Smith’s memoir, Just Kids.  It is the story of her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe in the time of a burgeoning New York City art scene of the 1960s and 70s. They WERE kids who arrived in New York with nothing but their determination to be artists. They wandered into one … Continue reading Genius Clusters?

I Will Always Love Her, Too

I loved the music of Whitney Houston and the elegance she possessed in interpreting lyrics. And her voice?  Her depth and range was magnificent. I clearly remember the movie she was in with Kevin Costner so many years ago. It seems to me it was a foreshadowing of what was to happen to her, yet … Continue reading I Will Always Love Her, Too

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

You’re probably thinking, here she goes again, complaining about our lack of civility.  It  really bothers me and we’ve got to cut it out before we truly become a society of beasts. This is what ticked me off this time. I am a faithful reader of the Sunday New York Times Book Review.  I know … Continue reading BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR