Poem: New Year (Rosh Hashanah)

Rosh Hashanah -- September 25-27, 2022 new year. Ned Hayes   Rosh Hashanah comes this year on a day of cool wind, a breathtaking portent of winter taking the world, rude lover tossing the sheets away. in autumn the sadness of all things is greatest for now the...

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Poem: Blackberry-Picking, by Seamus Heaney

BY SEAMUS HEANEY for Philip Hobsbaum   Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot Among others, red, green, hard as a knot. You ate that first one and its flesh was sweet Like...

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Anthology: Holy Trinity

Mud Flat Shorts (Mostly Fiction) I'm excited to have my short sequel to the bestselling novel The Eagle Tree featured in a new anthology from Olympia's own Mud Flats Press. In this volume, you'll find thirty-one great stories by nineteen writers from all around the...

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Books: The Best Outsider Books

The best YA books on the autistic experience/outsider experiences. I have some recommendations -- published in Shepherd, the Best Books recommendation magazine.  We all have important stories to tell. So my mission in life is to tell stories from many different...

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