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A Cup of Tea… or Ts? (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: A very experimental piece regarding wordplay.] May I offer you a cup of tea–   a cup of tea from me and you? Or should the arrangement be    a cup of Ts from I to U?       Semantics can get confusing    when symbols like letters    can represent ideasContinue reading “A Cup of Tea… or Ts? (A Poem)”

Court of Cats (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: A poem composed a while back, based around keywords such as “lawyer,” “cats,” and “woods.” Hope you like it!] Have you ever known the legend   related to those fog-filled woods   near a certain town in the Southwest       where on every full-moon evening       small and clever communityContinue reading “Court of Cats (A Poem)”

Of Ravens and Writing Desks (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on an argument or two I’ve heard about alternate solutions to the question of “How is a raven like a writing desk?” from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland series.] How  (or so the riddle goes)     is a raven like a writing desk? Posed by The Mad HatterContinue reading “Of Ravens and Writing Desks (A Poem)”

Ekphrasis of A Poem

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Ekphrasis, or basically describing the visual aspects of various mediums for artistic effect, offers a much of different possibilities. I once read an Ekphrasis of the Adventures of Rin Tin Tin comic, and it was incredible. So I wanted to do something similar…. with poetry.] Inked letters stretch across aContinue reading “Ekphrasis of A Poem”

Parallel Paths of Creation (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: One thing I love about being a writer is that the places we visit can inspire our works. We can experience new destinations, and then use what we’ve learned when creating tales about various characters.] I wanted to bring a character on a quest       through a vast field dominatedContinue reading “Parallel Paths of Creation (A Poem)”

A Quiet Corner of the Soul — Flowers For Socrates

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “Silence is like a river of grace inviting us to leap unafraid into its beckoning depths. It is dark and mysterious in the waters of grace. Yet in the silent darkness, we are given new eyes.” – Macrina Wiederkehr   To read Irene’s new poem “A Quiet Corner of the Soul” […]Continue reading “A Quiet Corner of the Soul — Flowers For Socrates”

A Little Treasure Trove Known as the US Review of Books

Website: The US Review of Books offers a nice little archive of books to discover, and as the name suggests, they also review books–from self-published works to ones handled by traditional publishers. Many of the books mentioned on their site are mostly those that haven’t received too much publicity in mainstream media, but theyContinue reading “A Little Treasure Trove Known as the US Review of Books”

Through the Eyes of a Bird: A Book Review of Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kiki’s Delivery Service is the lighthearted, magical tale of a young witch named Kiki who leaves home to make her own way in the world, accompanied by her talkative black cat Jiji. The author, Eiko Kadono, found inspiration for this story thanks to a picture drawn by her daughter, which showed a witch riding aContinue reading “Through the Eyes of a Bird: A Book Review of Kiki’s Delivery Service”