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May Book Wrap-Up: It’s Not Raining on My Parade!

Despite what felt like an inordinate amount of rain this May, I refused to be kept indoors!

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April Wrap-Up: Crime & Poetry…It Was an Interesting Book Month

April is known for being rainy. But that just means more time to read books...

In Defense of Poetry for the Last Day of National Poetry Month

At the latest meeting of the Nightlighter's book club we read Mary Oliver’s book of poetry Why I Wake Early. It got mixed reviews...

Sleepy Hollow at the Mystical Ancient Palace of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

Being on top of the world is really hard on your calves. This was the conclusion I came to after walking up the steep slopes of the mountain town of Granada, Spain several times a day to return to our hotel, Hotel Alhambra Palace.

Modern Love: How I Found My Way Back to Poetry

Once poetry coursed through my veins, shooting out on the page through my pen. I wrote it, read it, loved it. Then, like many loves that go untended, it faded away. But not forever...

One Last Poem for #NationalPoetryMonth – Lucid California Dreaming With My Favorite Young Poet

It's the end of April, which means it's also the last day of National Poetry Month. To say goodbye to this month and what also feels like goodbye to spring, I've chosen one last poem from one of my favorite young poets Emma Flood, an ethereal wanderlust of words for those who seek to dream.

Monday Blog: Brightening Monday Blues Through Poetry and Pictures

Like that orange cat Garfield, most people with traditional "9 to 5" jobs don't love Mondays. So to brighten up my Monday, and hopefully someone else's...

The Eternal Spring of Poetry: What Man Has Made of Man #NationalPoetryMonth

There is something about spring that just feels like poetry. Maybe that's why April was chosen for National Poetry Month. Yet, I'm struggling to really appreciate the beauty of this season...Apparently only Wordsworth can tell me why.

Forget April Fool’s Day, It’s National Poetry Month! Here’s How to Celebrate…

Yes, it's April 1, which means it's April Fool's Day. Boring! One day to play jokes on each other? No thanks. I'm more interested in the fact that this marks day 1 of National Poetry Month. Here's how to celebrate. Plus a poem by a wonderful young poet to start the month off right.

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