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Story Poems

Story Poems — Of And For The Families Of The World by Janet Grace Riehl tr”> Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary Dedicated to my mother, Ruth Evelyn Johnston Thompson Writers Read, Ukiah, California

Show Me the Way to Go Home

Talk, reading, and book signing at Harwood Art Center Albuquerque, New Mexico July 16, 2006 2-3 p.m. “Show Me the Way to Go Home” (song) Show me the way to go home. I’m tired and I want to go to bed (hum) Wherever I may roam—o’er land or sea or foam— You will always hear […]

Nesting: Tribute to My Folks

Selections from Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary by Janet Grace Riehl Second Reading Bookstore Alton, Illinois April 15, 2006 1-3 p.m. The other day my father recalled the first time he’d heard the phrase “extended family.” We visited Makalamabedi—the place where the two rivers meet. This was the village in Botswana where I’d lived for […]

Memories: Each Day Radiant with New Meaning

SPECIAL EVENTS AT HAYNER Hayner Branch Library Events (OASIS Alton Center, Alton Square Mall) “Memories: Each Day Radiant with New Meaning” August 16, 2006 reading, talk, and workshop Janet Grace Riehl, author Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary 1 p.m. –Talk and Poetry Reading 2-4 p.m. Workshop: “Writing Memories” Memories—and our choices in how we live with […]

Memento Mori: Life and Death Moment by Moment

MEMENTO MORI Remember the Moment of Death to Remember the Moment of Life This talk has been given three times in 2006, 2007, 2008: 1) Unitarian Universalist Service, June 4, 2006 Lakeport Yacht Club Lakeport Marina, near Gazebo Park Lakeport, California 2) First Unitarian Church, September 2, 2007 Alton, Illinois 3) Universalist Unitarian Church of […]


Poet Laureate of Lake County Reading One of three finalists April 1, 2006 Lakeport, California I am honored to be here today, with such good friends, and such fine writers, on this glorious day of celebrating the sacred vessel of poetry, colleagueship, and our beautiful, wet county. Tomorrow I travel to my ancestral home in […]

Clean Up Your Room

Watershed Books 305 N. Main St. Lakeport, California June 2, 2006 Friday 3-5 p.m. Listen to this phrase with your poet’s ears: “Clean up your room.” Memories come up, no? Since we are in Northern California, metaphysical correspondences come up too, no doubt. What is cleaning? Which room? The room of our house? Of our […]