This publication is published in Bellingham, Washington, but accepts submissions from poets and writers located all over the nation. Every year as word get out, the book grows in proportion. This is my second time appearing in the Clover.
Thank you Mary Gillilan and Norman Green for all your hard work. You are both a perfect team!
Clover is reading submissions for their next Clover edition, out in June. The deadline is April 30. Visit their web site for details.
Written over the years of late 2012-2014 the poetry that emerged from my finger tips started to take a new direction. Nature and love topics will always be on my forethought, but objects like a pole, a cinnamon roll and a rain drop on a porch at night attacked my senses.
2013 was an especially wild year, romantically, professionally, artistically. New jobs (plural), hope gained then lost AGAIN, projects built such as “Poetic Moments” radio feature and the Peace Poets ‘Read-in” events, wonderful highs. Then the love life roller coaster: hot and cold, warm, simmer, then over and gone. In my free time, my down time and on my dates with my notebook, words started to show up. THINGS started to twinkle at me to say “hi”. Simple things with deep worlds.
“Odd Little Things” is a shorter book than “Madrona Grove” but it feels like it says more with less words. I hope you will consider adding it to you collection. This is the age of the chap book, staple binding n’ all. Collect them and SAVE a poet!
My new poetry book, Odd Little Things, will officially launch September 6, 2014 at Village Books, 4-5:00. Please join me and my two poet-sisters, Carla Shafer and Erica Reed as we share our poetry. Books will be available for purchase and sign at the event.
I asked Carla and Erica to join me in my celebratory hour, mainly because I am a fan of their work, both on paper and within the community. Carla’s graceful, intelligent writing makes me marvel at life’s organized beauty. Erica is more like a surgeon with her pen, digging into areas of the heart and mind, exposing those delicate memories that need to be explored.
These woman are outstanding pillars in the writer community. They care, they listen, they show up. Dedicated to keeping the writing arts alive in Bellingham, Carla and Erica create platforms for area artist to express themselves; with projects like Fairhaven Art Block, writing poetry by request at the Farmer’s Market, and Read-ins for Peace.