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Riehl’s “Sightlines” Spotlighted: Life in the Modern World on Dianne K. Salerni’s highspirited site

Dianne K. Salerni offers monthly Spotlights of Independent Author Guild books on the pages on her High Spirited site. This month’s spotlight theme features non-fiction, poetry, and contemporary fiction for Life in the Modern World “Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary” shares good company with these other Independent Author Guild Members and their books. Floyd Orr Kevin […]

“On Writer’s Block,” by Victoria Nelson—simply the best!

Victoria Nelson’s “On Writer’s Block” covers the entire territory of writing process, not just the silences inherent in that process. It’s filled with marvelous quotations and wonderful tips. One I loved was: write your own review before the critics to so you’ll have something solid to lean against. This book belongs in every writer’s bedside […]

Culture of Women in Ruth-Miriam Garnett’s novel “Laelia”

Laelia anceps What is a Woman? Strength and Sensuality I filled the bath and threw in a bath tea bag of lemongrass and green tea to relax and finish reading Ruth-Miriam Garnett’s novel “Laelia.” Ruth-Miriam Garnett portrays the culture of womanhood in concentric circles from intimate homelife, to community, and hints at the broader swath […]

Dempsey’s Tuanortsa previews “Two Candles”

My Man in Pakistan, Ernest Dempsey (aka Karim Khan)—a Man of Letters who is an author, editor, freelance writer, and book reviewer—responded to May Garsson’s challenge to write a poem in the experimental Tuanortsa form. Ernest Dempsey is a moving force with World Audience. He is President of World Audience, a publishing consortium, and editor-in-chief […]

Argentine Poet Juan Gelman wins Cervantes Prize in Spain

Spain’s King Juan Carlos gave Gelman a medal symbolizing the Cervantes Prize at a ceremony in Alcala De Henares, the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the author of “Don Quixote.” Read entire article in International Herald Tribune (Culture section) by clicking here….Argentine poet Juan Gelman receives Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor To read Gelman’s […]

Riehlife Poems of the Day: “Through a Glass, Darkly” & “Defending Poetry, etc.”

Riehlife National Poetry Month Editor Stephanie Farrow writes: Dear Friends, It has been such a treat to share poetry during this past month. Thank you all for participating! Because today is the last day, I’d thought initially that the final poem should be deep and meaningful, inscrutable perhaps and profound—something along the lines of what […]

Barry D. Yelton, “Scarecrow in Gray” author, hails from hill country of North Carolina

Barry D. Yelton, author of Scarecrow in Gray, (September 2006, Universe) based roughly on the Civil War experiences of his great-grandfather is currently at work on the sequel. Barry says: As to my work, I am a bit of a poet, a bit of a novelist, and a whole lot of Southern. I come from […]

Riehlife Poem of the Day: Martín Espada’s “Alabanza: In Praise of Local 100”

ALABANZA: IN PRAISE OF LOCAL 100 Martín Espada Alabanza[excellent video!] (for the 43 members of Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local 100 working at the Window on the World restaurant, who lost their lives in the attack on the World Trade Center) Alabanza.Praise the cook with a shaven head and a tattoo on his shoulder […]

Riehlife Poem of the Day: Galway Kinnell’s “Blackberry Eating,” from “Mortal Acts, Mortal Words”—poetry of sounds!

Blackberries “en bushed” Sign of the times: Google “blackberry” and what comes up is a mechanical device, not a fruit. To find the fruit on Google, you must type in “blackberry fruit.” Vis: more people have likely held Blackberry devices in their hands these days than have gone berrying and experienced the pleasures Kinnell describes […]

Riehlife Poem of the Day: Wendell Berry’s “The Hidden Singer”

The Hidden Singer by Wendell Berry from The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry (Copyright © 1998) The gods are less for their love of praise. Above and below them all is a spirit that needs nothing but its own wholeness, its health and ours. It has made all things by dividing itself. It will be […]