Reading on your smartphone can be a bit addictive and maybe even laced with distraction but have you ever tried reading your paperback or hardcover with your smartphone? Books are often very geography specific. It’s one thing watching a movie about a story set in a moor and quite another reading … Continue Reading Reading with my Smartphone
Thank you Claire….Your Book Blog is a treasure trove of beautiful books. Glad to have been featured here this year! Merry Xmas!
I’ve been reading a bit about journaling …..incidentally a diary is a journal is a diary. The two words are interchangeable. While googling, I discovered that there are many misconceptions about the diary and the journal being two very different things. Would really like your feedback on this. I’m also … Continue Reading Of journals….
If you haven’t read Part 1 of the interview with Julian Peters a comic book artist who specializes in poetry illustration, well what are you waiting for? Click here. Julian talked about the connections between Manga and Yeats. He cited The Young Turks as a new age inspiration for illustrators … Continue Reading Illustrating Poetry with Julian Peters- Part 2
Here’s a story I’ve written for The Elephant Journal……..actually it is a snippet that came out of a revelation that I had on how comic strips affect the psyche of the Parent and the story of relationships. Dedicated to my Fifth Gear Addict Sons……. I love books, so my kids … Continue Reading Oh Calvin!
Titles make a poetry book sparkle- and with a title like ‘Of mutability‘, Jo Shapcott has hit the mark. I borrowed this book from the library over a month ago. It is the kind of book that you can’t return immediately after reading as you must read it again and again. … Continue Reading Of Mutability….it changes you
I’ve subscribed to poets.org. So I get a poem every day. This besides all the other stuff in my inbox. The other day I came across a beautiful poem and I wanted to hold on to it. The problem is that I read these everyday poems and articles cursorily on … Continue Reading Transience and Tigers
Forgive me for the obscure title. I’m reading a wonderful piece of fiction by Ruth Ozeki, and on page 25/26 of her Booker Prize nominated novel A Tale for the Time Being , she writes about blogging. Since this is a blog, I had to post it here: “It made me sad … Continue Reading Lonely Blogger, who gives a shit?
The Hoop is a slender book as poetry books are. It is divided into two parts” The Hoop” and “Green”. John Burnside wrote this magnificent collection, his first book, with nature as his guide. His ecological praxis explores a centring that is lost and can only be restored by the … Continue Reading Reading The Hoop
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