I've had a flurry of reader emails. Not sure why they chose not to post comments to the blog, but maybe the process is intimidating or they prefer not to have their names in public places. One lady wanted to know more about Dandelion Books, the publisher of My Name is Esther Clara. A man wished to hear my thoughts about poetry and publishing in general. Another requested a top ten listing of my favorite books reviewed in 2005. And still another worried that someone would post derogatory things on my blog.
In future blogs I will talk about Dandelion Books and poetry. Listing my top ten favorite books would be a time consuming task and one I prefer not to tackle, except to repeat that anything by Tom Sheehan tops any list from any year.
In 2005 I discovered KLYD WATKINS' website THE TIME GARDEN. We "met" when Klyd published Compostrella Starfield by poet Charles Potts and I reviewed it. Klyd is what I call a renaissance man because he's a retired educator / musician / poet / publisher. In short order I reviewed Klyd's poetry books and music CDs. His work is distinctive. Some would call it avant garde. Over time he finagled me into sharing some of my poetry. He nurtures and encourages my Muse and bravely posts certain of my poems on his site. This is a man who deserves far more recognition than he's drawn so far. Klyd and friends can be found spading and hoeing at www.thetimegarden.com.
More another day. Thanks for reading my ramblings.
Other Blogs I Read
- Aston West
- Chuck Foertmeyer
- Dandelion Books
- Economy Lessons from Esther and Herb
- EL Burton
- Elizabeth Lucas-Taylor
- How to Write Your Heart Out
- Jesus In Song
- Josh Sutton
- Nancy Mehl
- New Works Review
- Poet Ed Galing
- Quill and Parchment
- Shadow Poetry
- The Time Garden
- The Woman With Qualities
- Tom Parker
- ► 2009 (13)
- ► 2008 (34)
- ► 2007 (34)
- The Wandering Hermit Review
- An exciting change of pace...
- Poetry publishing and unknown poets
- Literacy, Libraries, and Other Ramblings
- Poetry, Politics, Poverty Two
- Nisqually Delta Review
- Shadow Poetry, Haiku, Senryu -- OH MY!!
- Fourth book in hand
- Poetry, Politics, and Poverty
- Thoughts on Poetry as promised...
- Dandelions grow and thrive everywhere!!
- more looking back plus reader comments....
- Looking back with fondness...
- ▼ January (13)