Current Newsletter No 45, March 2019
This month's editorial sees me turning yet again to poems by Mary Oliver and Norman Morrissey - this time to explore the service of poets as spirit-guides, and prophets, even. I'd be curious to hear YOUR thoughts on this matter.
Leslie Howard was not happy with my coverage of her book last month, The Path above the Sea. I am grateful to her for articulating her feelings frankly and fearlessly. May she give YOU courage to do the same, when and as needed. My own response to her letter allows a demonstration of what no thinking person dare do without: honest and respectful critical debate.
As promised last month, this newsletter contains my review of Marc Schroeder's Sleeping with Dogs. I can only encourage readers to purchase this valuable document of a questing, honest and kind soul, who overcame a bad drug addiction by the strength of sheer integrity. I praise his book as a record of both of good human-beingness :-) and good writing.
I'm working on the fifth draft of Greater Matter and have shared a selection of three poems from the second section, Crisis. I hope they move you to wanting to read the whole book when it's published!
Enjoy these literary fruits of March and see you next month.
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Yours in fellowship,
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