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March Reviewed and April’s Holy Vedas

March Reading Review Before I get into reading stuff, some updates on the writing life. First, have I shared here that I’m the new Columnist for LGBTQ+ Literature & Craft at DIY MFA? I can’t recall; but my first article went live in early-February… Continue Reading “March Reviewed and April’s Holy Vedas”

The Tamarit Divan and Sonnets of Dark Love by Federico Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca is a giant in poetry, especially in the gay canon. He wrote Sonnets of Dark Love & The Tamarit Diván in the final years of his life, and it shows both in the influences and inspirations he channeled and emulated poetically,… Continue Reading “The Tamarit Divan and Sonnets of Dark Love by Federico Lorca”

Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins’s latest release, Closer to Nowhere, is her first middle grade novel in verse. I’ve been a fan of Hopkins’s young adult work for a long time, so I was excited to see what she would do with the middle grade level, and… Continue Reading “Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins”

“Happiness” by Raymond Carver

Here’s a favorite poem I’d like to share with you for World Poetry Day:  “Happiness” by Raymond Carver So early it’s still almost dark out. I’m near the window with coffee, and the usual early morning stuff that passes for thought. When I see… Continue Reading ““Happiness” by Raymond Carver”

May Checkpoint! #TBR2019RBR

Hello, TBR Pile Challengers!  Welcome to the 5th checkpoint for our annual TBR Pile Challenge! I hope you are all making good progress and enjoying yourselves (and your reading selections! We have 169 reviews/check-in posts linked up already, with 7 months to go, and… Continue Reading “May Checkpoint! #TBR2019RBR”

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