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 […]
At our recent poetry jam on Twitter, we went into the woods, then to the ballroom, and then back to the woods. And we created five poems as a start. Now we have the next seven, and we’re deep into shoes, and shoelaces, and lace and gossamer (you can see the thread developing) and back […]
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… […]
Our latest title, The Whipping Club, made the Oprah Summer Reading list last week. Such a golden moment! So we decided to give away some gold. The lucky winner for our gold giveaway? (And she worked hard, entering multiple poems). Ellen EtCetera is the winner, chosen at random. Now, Ellen, just tell us which gold […]
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.