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Poetry Reviews

Dr. Patricia Stohr-Hunt, reviews both Poetry and Non fiction for young readers through middle grades through the blog: The Miss Rumphius Effect – The blog of a teacher educator discussing poetry, children’s literature and issues related to teaching children and their future teachers.

Music has always been a big part of my life. I grew up listening to jazz, big band, and Dixieland music. During my adolescence I sat a few rows back from center stage at ArtPark and heard the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, and Joe Williams. As I grew and made some of my own concert choices, I found myself watching Billy Joel, Elton John, The Police, Bon Jovi, Run DMC, Garth Brooks, and others. Today I still attend concerts in a wide range of musical forms. Given my love of music, it seems only fitting that music would find it’s way into my poetic life…read more.

How Deep Is The Ocean

Without the microphone
there would be no spotlight,
no band backing me
with bluesy swing.

My voice was too small,
barely an octave,
but the mic enlarged my songs,
let me hold listeners close.

With the microphone,
my voice was an ocean,
deep as my moods,
and audiences dove in.

Poem © Carole Boston Weatherford.

All rights reserved.

Borrowing Fire – An Anthology of Poetry and Short Fiction

Robyn Plasterer

Borrowing Fire

This new book of poetry and short stories, by Southern Sudanese writer David Dedi, offers a sincere (and often breathtaking) glimpse into the life in East Africa. At times offering sweet memories from his own childhood in Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, and at others bringing forth the harsh realities faced by those in exile… read more.

To order a copy, please click here.

 


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