Monday, September 16, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday this holiday weekend! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event (details here).

Yolanda at Notorious Spinks Talks is hosting in September.  One of my favorite things about participating in blog events is finding new-to-me blogs, like Yolanda's. Please pay her a visit!

My wonderful friend and renaissance woman Kirsten Rian gave me two books of poetry.  An accomplished poet herself -- along with being a writing professor, painter, and jazz singer -- Kirsten has been expanding my limited poetry horizons since we were roommates in college.

Journeyman's Wages by Clemens Starck.

Portland: Alive at the Center: Contemporary Poems from Portland, Oregon, published by Ooligan Press as part of the Pacific Poetry Project. Kirsten's poem "Night Landing" is included in this collection, which was edited by Susan Denning, Jesse Lichtenstein, and Leah Stenson.


  1. Enjoy your new poetry books. Have a great week!

  2. I hope they're both winners!

  3. Love the cover of Portland - enjoy these poems.

  4. Hi Gilion,

    Whilst I probably wouldn't buy myself poetry books very often, I do enjoy the freedom of just picking one up occasionally, browsing a few pags, then putting it back on the shelf for later.

    You were so lucky to receive these great gifts, they both look and sound excellent.

    I also checked out some of Kirsten's jazz music and songs and had a most enjoyable few minutes, she really is talented, both hubbie and myself love live jazz music.

    Enjoy your beautiful books,



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