Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago at the Midwest Writers Workshop, I was fortunate to work with Kathleen Rooney, an extraordinary poetry teacher. This literary superhero somehow got each member of her workshop to produce and/or revise about a half dozen poems in just as many hours. She also spoke on writing memoirs and getting published […]
Our latest title, The Whipping Club, by Deborah Henry, was recently chosen as an Oprah Summer Read. In a nice convergence, one of our favorite people at one of our favorite organizations interviewed Deborah the same week the Oprah news released. So get ready for a little delight and a few apple trees in Ireland… […]
The best in poetry (and poetic things), this week with Kimberlee Conway Ireton. 1 Art True confession: I used to read house porn. You know: those glossy magazines with full-color photos of beautiful houses and gardens. They exist to make people like me sigh tragically as we stare around at the books and Cheerios that […]
Some books make the A List, and some books make the O List. In February, T.S. Poetry Press, known for poetry and memoirs, published its first novel, The Whipping Club by Deborah Henry. It is the story of a child placed for adoption, and years later, his birth parents learn that he wasn’t adopted as […]
The best in poetry (and poetic things), this week with Kimberlee Conway Ireton. 1 Art I’ve been reading Emily Dickinson’s poetry to my kids. I love her simple, spare, evocative verse. So I was captivated by The Little White House Project, brain child and love labor of a 17-year-old boy. The 5-acre art installation is […]
Eric Roberts, on how to make book love and The Whipping Club.