In Catana Tully’s evocative memoir, Split at the Root, there are many kinds of Othering. Born in 1940 to a black woman, Catana is raised by white Germans who have decided to spare her natural mother from the stigma of nurturing a product of illegitimacy in less enlightened times.
We tend to have ambition for things that are out of reach while failing to appreciate those things that are close to us. In Weaving Back the Thread, Alex Bliss touches on this and much more in encouraging internal growth and spiritual development. A “Change Maker” from Kenya, Alex Bliss has his bugbears, such asContinue reading “Alex Bliss Author Interview”
Review by Terri Mertz St. Brigid’s Garden Well, Tully, Co. Kildare A link to all of Kevin Bateman’s events is here. This specific event can be found here. Kevin Bateman prefaces these poetry readings with the comment that he is recounting “events in spiritual places people have forgotten to visit.” His poem “Inside the FireContinue reading “Poetry Reading Review: Kevin Bateman Presents Inside the Fire There is Healing”
A graduate from Oklahoma State University with a BA in English, poet Brianne Grothe is published at a number of outlets including eMerge Magazine (an imprint of The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow), The Allegheny Review, Frontier Mosaic, and at Royal Rose Magazine. Interview below. I’d first like to ask how difficult it is toContinue reading “Brianne Grothe: Poet Interview”
Damien B Donnelly’s Eat the Storms is published by Hedgehog Poetry, and it’s a felicitous pairing, as Donnelly frequently describes nature through vivid description with an artist’s judicious use of colour. Donnelly’s work contains plenty of alliteration (as ever), bucolic imagery, an always evocative use of language, and a rich plethora of themes, from theContinue reading “Eat the Storms by Damien Donnelly: Poetry review”
LT Lindberg’s The Lost Ones is a YA Fantasy tale that deals with notions of privilege, control, and responsibility. It opens with its female protagonist, Cayla, who’s stuck at an institution for troubled youth, in part because she believes that she’s from another world.
Austin Donnelly’s Whiskers, Feathers and Fur is a series of highly entertaining anecdotes about Donnelly’s career as a vet. Set mainly in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, the stories feature the various encounters – animal and human, and sometimes even the local vegetation – that Austin has on his travels, as he acts as aContinue reading “Whiskers, Feathers and Fur by Austin Donnelly: Book Review”
Concepts I Like: 1. Paring things backTell the story in as few words as possible. Exceptions include building atmosphere, but even then, keep it short. 2. Avoiding Description so judgement is left to the readerFor instance, use fewer subjective adjectives like “satisfactory”, “awe-inspiring”. Who finds it satisfying? Who’s being awed? Opt for (seemingly) more objectiveContinue reading “A List of 10 Concepts I Currently Like in Writing”
I hired Richard to edit my debut novel, Cape of Storms, in mid 2017. Since then, he has worked with me on and off for a period of two years. Apart from Richard’s eye for detail, I wanted and needed an editor who was not afraid to tell me the brutal truth, which he certainlyContinue reading “Testimonials”
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