In "I measure every Grief I meet," the speaker examines the nature of human suffering. The poem is long by Dickinson standards, filling out a whopping ten quatrains.
The Secret Garden is a story about a seemingly magical garden that has healing powers. The garden has been hidden for ten years when a young girl discovers it.
I review book one of Kelly Kaye's Chalkboard Outlines mystery novel series, 'Death by Diploma', and I interview the author about her book.
Comical and merry, and an honest look at the misunderstandings that can occur when people fear to trust and love one another.
This article analyzes two marriages that occur in Winkfield's Female American, and how they function as a site of power for white male Europeans.
A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole, is a scathing exposé of neckbeardism in the pre-Neckbeard era. But more poignant, perhaps, is the sad story of the author, whose posthumous fame asks the question of whether the fates that weave destiny are practical jokers.
Two Janet Fitch novels I own have inspired me to write better, read more, and follow her on social media. Let me share the reasons.
Daniel Sempere, 10 yrs old, selects an obscure novel from the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, not knowing that his selection of Julian Carax and uncloaking his mysteries will endanger and begin his life.
Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer who produced a lot of poetry books in his lifetime (there are over sixty books currently in publication at the last count). It wasn't easy to choose, but here are what I believe to be the 5 best Charles Bukowski poetry books.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a classic children’s book, but it is also a tale of magic, hope, and valiance that can be enjoyed at any age, so long as you still long for adventure and triumphs of good over evil, even by small people and creatures.
A richly illustrated celebration of the paintings, drawings, stained glass and tapestries created by one of the world's best loved artists.
The Mary Poppins books were written by Pamela Lyndon Travers. The magical nanny is very popular, but her character is very different in the books than in the famous "Mary Poppins" movie. The Disney movie "Saving Mr. Banks" offers a semifictionalized look at the life of P. L. Travers.
Valentine is an alternative love poem that explores the idea of love through metaphor and structure. No sugar coated valentine's gift from this speaker; an onion is preferred. An onion repels but is like the moon and has many layers. It also makes you cry. A poem of truth and pain.
Hunted is a tale of magic and new fairy tales, written for any girl who has ever felt out of place in society, or longed to see the edges of another world; who knows magic is real. It is a tale of a huntress who becomes the hunted, by a beast who must remember what it means to be human.
A physician and a poet, William Carlos Williams, modernist, lived and worked in Rutherford, New Jersey most of his life. His poems deal with the everyday things in life, based on the local, becoming universal. Wheelbarrows, plums, people traits, starlings and flowers - No ideas but in things.
An in-depth analysis of William Shakespeare's King Lear. Scrutinizes how Shakespeare used what we know to be as a fool to show wisdom and how even kings can be quite foolish.