Showing posts from December, 2014

Happy Birthday, Kate!

Today is Kate Laity’s birthday. My lovely friend and writer extraordinaire has written wonderful books and it would indeed be nice if you picked a copy of one of her latest or even earliest works whether in print or as an e-book, today.
One of my favorite works by Kate is Pelzmantel. Check all her books here.
Queen Kate rocks!

Choose Books for Xmas!

I love receiving books for Christmas. Not just poetry books. I like novels, as well. I will attempt to give a few suggestions based on my personal experience. Whatever you choose for your family and friends, may it be something you love. I hardly ever buy books I have not read (or that I would not want to read) as gifts. Also, choose indie whenever you can!       1.Support small presses!Here are a few worth picking one or more books from:
Two Sylvias Press
Dancing Girl Press Blood Pudding Press Hyacinth Girl Press Sundress Publications Misty Publications
2. Support women writers!A few suggestions when it comes to poetry. Some books I have read or reviewed this year and that I truly love:
Alexis Rhone Fancher, How I Lost My Verginity to Michael Cohen: and other heart-stab poems

A Poem for Anna Akhmatova

When the Lightning Struck
I was bare as my skull hoping to find refuge in your words, brain teased to enlightenment as the pages
struck the clock of Reason.
I feel my blood thicken, Your writing is so hard, I am petrified, Akhmatova. We two are made of storms, сестра*.

(from Guerrilla Blues, 2012 © Alessandra Bava)