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Frank Rossini’s collection, “Last Confession” (sight | for | sight books, 03/2021), was reviewed by Thomas Hubbard for Raven Chronicles Press.
Read the review here: https://www.ravenchronicles.org/book-reviews/hubbard-reviews-rossini-last-confession
David J.S. Pickering’s collection, “Jesus Comes to Me as Judy Garland” (Airlie Press, 09/2021), was reviewed at Colorado State University’s Center for Literary Publishing.
Read the review here: https://coloradoreview.colostate.edu/reviews/jesus-comes-to-me-as-judy-garland/
Firefly Lanterns: Twelve Years in Kyoto
In 1980, having spent two years traveling the globe, Margaret Chula and her husband, John Hall, agreed that they wanted to live and work in a different culture for an extended period. They chose Japan. Chula was drawn to the subtleties of Japanese poetry and to a culture that celebrated the beauty of everyday life. Once settled, they immersed themselves in the joys and challenges of living in a traditional Japanese house. Upon their return to the U.S. in 1992, they were pressed for stories about their “exotic” lives in Kyōto. Chula began to write her recollections in the Japanese form haibun, a combination of prose and haiku. The result offers a glimpse into the life of a gaijin (outside person) with humorous, embarrassing, and heartbreaking stories. Complemented with select photographs, Firefly Lanterns is the story of an inner journey enriched by knowedge of Japanese history and culture and relayed in the rich and artful haibun form—a beautiful homage to a remarkable and life-changing experience.
Order at: www.margaretchula.com
Oregon born and residing Richard Lee Granvold of Albany, Oregon has had two poetry books published in 2021, One in May and on Dec. 31. Of Time and Angels and Kill The Gun/Peace Is A World Wide War. These books are published by North Orchard Press.
Here is the link to Susan Kay Anderson’s poem about bees, published in Heron Tree: