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“Treasury of Twisted Tales,” by Linda Jo Smith (“Miss Linda”)

Linda Jo Smith is no stranger to Riehlife readers. Not only does she provide creative community programs for the Schlafly library in my neighborhood. She's also an accomplished poet and storyteller. Linda Jo Smith, fondly called “Miss Linda,” is a teller of the tales we have all come to know and love – with a […]

Riehlife Bonus Poem of the Day: Linda Jo Smith’s “Jazz Marsalis”, a Sankofet, a poetry form created by the Sisters-Nineties Literary Group

Sankofa is an Adinkra Symbol from Ghana meaning "Return and Fetch It." Click here to read Riehlife post from December 5, 2007 on how Sankofa has defined the path of my life. The SANKOFET is a poetry form created by the Sisters-Nineties Literary Group. The format has three verses or stanzas of seven lines each. […]

Author Shout Out: Come hear me read “The Book Just Loved Me.”

AUTHOR SHOUT OUT AT SCHLAFLY BRANCH LIBRARY, ST. LOUIS, CORNER OF LINDEL/EUCLID, SATURDAY MARCH 7, 3-5 PM I join many of my sister St. Louis writer-friends as we each present our books for a 5-minute reading. I'll be reading an essay called, "The Book Just Loved Me." The full length of this essay is around […]