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WHO IS READING
DON McIVER reads "Straw"
by Carol Moscrip
Basic Human Needs Award winning poet, Don McIver is a four time member of the ABQ slam team, a host/producer of KUNM’s Spoken Word Hour, the author of The Blank Page, The Noisy Pen, and editor of A Bigger Boat: The Unlikely Success of the Albuquerque Poetry Slam Scene.
FINALIST! NM AZ BOOK AWARDS 2017
Cover art: Betty Lou Williams
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BY WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE
In this lovely volume a diverse group of “Women of a Certain Age” share their journeys in their search to find new value or meaning in their lives as they face the myriad challenges of aging. Creativity, courage and resilience mark their writing. Through poetry, narrative or essay the authors touch heart, soul and mind. Those of us who are in the process of recomposing our own lives will find “Value” a welcome, heartfelt companion.
Elaine G. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Retired educator, award-winning poet
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Fierce honesty . . .
Debbi Kapp Brody
Author, poetry workshop leader and judge
Santa Fe, NM
. . . These women speaking in “Value” share individual stories and poems, but they all lead the way with courage as they approach the edge. That edge is not death, but life: vibrant and singing in its richness and authenticity. They have much to teach younger generations. This is a book for the women and the men who want to be inspired to live their own lives of richness, no matter their age.
Founder of Jules’ Poetry Playhouse, LLC,
This new anthology of poetry and prose is written mainly by New Mexico women writers who now are, or soon will be, in the category of “senior citizens.” Many of these writers are well known in the state and the quality of the texts is high, just as the topics are quite varied. Needless to say, gender issues as well as universal themes are both addressed. I can’t recall another book like this anthology published in New Mexico, which focuses on women writers, in the way this book does. I can recommend it strongly to potential readers.
G.L. Brower, publisher
Denise Weaver Ross
Nine Stars of a Swan Song
She moves through constellations
with dragons on her wing, flying horses
at her flank, encompassing entire worlds,
swirls of super giants, dwarfs, transiting planets,
and a black hole pulsating like a thump in her throat,
but still she sings while descending into the inevitable dark.
Sylvia Ramos Cruz
I see myself no longer through the prism of the world . . . but through the microscope of my eyes delving deeper into the immense wonder of my universe . . .
Reclaiming our world means obtaining equality.
In every situation, I remind myself to go for value, striving to act in ways that ensure
I maintain self-esteem even when things
don’t work out as I’d hoped.
. . . any effort to recapture the past, is like chasing fog.
We don't really have value
until we can stand alone and say “I am.”
Thich Nhact Hahn said the most liberating words
I have ever heard: “All views are wrong.”
My condition does not impair my cognitive abilities.
Through my treasure trove of life’s experiences,
I can now illuminate and softly shine like fine gold.
. . . By seventy, so much has been gathered through our spirits, our intelligence, the responses of the heart!
It’s rich and astonishing!
Don’t let fear of death, competition,
lack of listeners or money stop you.
Betty Lou Williams
To be truly comfortable in your own skin,
you must know your personality
and temperament type.
Do I still have something to contribute?
. . . in life what we think we want isn’t always
the best thing to happen for us once we get our wish.
Much more inside, including poetry from:
Deborah Woodside Coy
Teresa A. Gallion
Thelma A. Giomi
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Interviews with GL Brower discussing
ISLANDS ON THE LAND:
Poems from Third World Colonies
In a First World Order
Link 1: Overview with author
Link 2: Legacy of migrant worker abuse
Link 3: Message to the reader
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THE MO'JOE ANTHOLOGY
2015 Finalist, NM AZ Book Awards
*John Roche was nominated for a Pushcart Award in 2015 for this work.
Read a recent review of Mo'Joe Anthology by Neil Wilgus at the Books link, plus a review of Backpack Trekker by Brian Buchette
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