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Holy cow, what a treat to find Dan Gardner here, throwing his creative spirit to the winds. Woohoo!
I knew Laura Hendrie in New Mexico 25 years ago.Recently I gave a friend "Remember Me" She said it was 'The best book she has read'. After all these years I am reading it again. Ina Koch. Hawaii. Is it possible to get in touch with Laura?
You did mentioned it in the post.. that's cool!! nice way to bring all in together.. cheers!
I have read everyone of these novels...they are really fun, and the recipes are delicious.
Huge apologies for the mistake, Nancy. We'll get that date updated online. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
Kirsten Akens, associate editor
I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the book signing! It is on SUNDAY, January 20 from 3 to 5 p.m.
I just now saw that the poems are here. At first they didn't show. I believe there are two versions of the ending, with the thought's being the same. I may be recalling the version online......
"Red Alert" is among the favorites of mine. If you recall, the ending is something like "for years, I thought it was wolves I had to beware." In other words, it was never wolves, but the mother. Nothing can prepare one for mothers of any kind. I have heard audiences nervously, slightly giggle at the end of this one when Lois has performed it, and I have heard them outright gasp. It is a very powerful piece.
Wow. Really enjoyed Red Alert. "dressed me in the color of raw meat ..." powerful. So much our parents can't -- or won't -- prepare us for.
Bill was an inspiration and a wonderful person! I feel lucky to have known him and am glad his story is being told!
It was partly Bill Hyer who inspired me to become a foster parent. RIP Bill
I'm not buying it. Been a Nazarene my entire life, and the church never kept me from doing anything (appropriate or inappropriate) I wanted to do (and I'm from the Southern wing of the denomination). Sanity and common sense did.
Sounds like someone is trying to make C/Naz or Christianity in general a scapegoat for her own hangups.
NOW, to fix my errors! POETRY Magazine's startup was 1912! Lois' emergence into the world was 1913. So sorry! J. (aka Billy Pilgrim)
Thank you SO MUCH to The Independent for advertising this event! A small clarification - POETRY Magazine's start-up was in 2012, and Poetry West organized as such in 1982; thus the 2012 celebrations. Lois did "emerge" in 2013, however! Again, thank you - and the readings will be from several of her books, including, hopefully, the one in progress/compiled/not yet published. She will also deliver some autobiography and there will be time for questions. "I know of nothing so powerful as a word." - Emily Dickinson (if possibly a slight paraphrase) Julianza
Kirsten Akens, THANK YOU for telling us about Mark Stevens' Buried by the Roan that delves into gas & oil industry fracking in Colorado wilderness. Questioning, even of the status quo, is always good, whatever the results may be. Glad Stevens knows about the EPA pursing more analysis -- as they should have done per their own 1987 report on fracking that was only recently brought to light! Yep, it just takes mild attentiveness to realize fracking's effect on landscape and animals, which in Colorado is ruining tourism as well. I agree with your quote of Stevens regarding people's ill health: "... it seems to me that this is something that's happening wherever there's fracking." Please check out www.frackingcolorado.wordpress.com by What the Frack? Commission (Arapahoe County, Colorado). Thanks again, Randee Webb (facebook: Fracking Colorado)
What is with all these guys? here is another, worse than Tucker Max.... http://memoirsofamanwhore.ca/
I've followed Barbara's career for more years than either of us wants to admit, and every book she's written is a keeper. I particularly enjoy her characters in these "foodie" novels, because they're so real and earthy. Coincidentally, that's an apt description of the author, too. :) Of course, these books tend to make me hungry, but visiting Ms. O'Neal's blog almost always nets a recipe or two. Thank you for the article, Kirsten. And than you, Barbara, for another keeper to treasure on a cold winter day.
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