I love to read. This year I read 90 books from a variety of genres, including memoir, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and theology. Lots of them were great, but these were some of my favorites that I highly recommend. What was the best book you read this year
A Prayer on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
A prayer written in remembrance of the twentieth anniversary of the tragedy of September 11th.
Poetry Review: May She Have a Word with You? Women as Models of How to Live in the Poems of Charles Wesley
A beautiful collection of Charles Wesley's poems illuminated with fascinating commentary Image from Goodreads May She Have a Word with You? Women as Models of How to Live in the Poems of Charles Wesley by S.T. Kimbrough Jr. (foreword by Laceye Warner) is a wonderful contribution to the history of Methodism. Charles Wesley and his… Continue reading Poetry Review: May She Have a Word with You? Women as Models of How to Live in the Poems of Charles Wesley
#Poetry Review: The Misuse of Scripture: Poems by Daniel Klawitter
If you’re a fan of religious poetry and enjoy a dash of irreverent humor, this is one chapbook you won’t want to miss..
Poetry Review: The Salty River Bleeds by Stephen Page
Page's writing is as gritty as the sandy prairie and he does not shy away from coarse language or difficult topics. Page has created something raw and gritty that is full of local flavor. The reader can feel the heat of the pounding sun and smell the scent of the farm animals. Life on the ranch is hard and oftentimes painful; as such, Page's writing will cause readers who would prefer to imagine an idealized version of the American West to be uncomfortable. His writing forces his readers to reckon with the harsh realities of life and how we treat the environment.
Erin M. Kelly’s Powerful Poetry is Raising Disability Awareness (Author Interview)
In this interview, professional author Erin M. Kelly speaks eloquently and candidly about her writing process, the quest for publication, and where she gets her inspiration. She also offers advice to other aspiring writers with disabilities.
Lord Byron: Romantic Poet & Important Person for Disability History
Once described as "bad and dangerous to know," the larger than life figure of Lord Byron leaves an enduring legacy for disability history.
Poetry Review: Bright Pink Ink by Laura DiNovis Berry
Bright Pink Ink by Laura DiNovis Berry unflinchingly explores the feminine experience through the use of vivid and evocative verse.
Poetry Review: to drink coffee with a ghost by amanda lovelace
to drink coffee with a ghost by Amanda Lovelace is a visceral and haunting addition to her latest poetry series. Sometimes goodbye is complicated.
#Poetry Review: Where I Ache and Author Interview with Megan O’Keeffe @Ddateable
where I Ache by Megan O'Keefe is a deeply emotional poetry collection that will take readers on a journey of self-acceptance. In this interview, O'Keeffe shares about her inspiration and her writing process, as well as some advice for aspiring poets!