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February 3rd, 2005 · No Comments

  • The People’s Poet, Keyvan Ghaemmaghami, whom I mentioned in a previous post last fall, now has a website featuring more information about him, sample poems and ebooks he has written. All proceeds are going to the Cancer Unit at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, U.K. The Bard of the Buses writes poetry for those he meets as he drives his route. The organic way words seem to flow from his daily interactions with others, creating beauty and memory amazes me.

    My poems are about the people and the city I love.” says Keyvan. “I was loved at home and I would like that love to go on until I die. I was born in love and I will die in love.”

  • Last week NPR’s All Things Considered aired a piece featuring clips from soldiers in Iraq who have formed a poetry club. The poems shared reveal what is happening inside some of the men and women serving in the military. I was grateful to hear them.
  • The girls and I had fun listening to Lisa Williams’ Reading to Rowan series. Lisa kept us entertained with her stories of interspecies breaking and entering; rewards of work and friendship and cake; and a more violent version (warning given by Lisa, thanks!) of a persistent pig who enjoyed wolf stew. Thanks to Lisa and Rowan for sharing their story time with our family! My girls crowded around my computer to listen…


  • I have a number of overdue book reviews to post. Not overdue books but reviews that have been living as draft posts for a while, awaiting attention. So please forgive the information overload. I feel it does the most justice to readers and to books to give each tome a separate post. Reviews to follow…

    Disclosure: although I link to Amazon, I do not have an Amazon Associates account. I bought or borrowed these books myself, without assistance from anyone.

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