In my capacity as poetry cheerleader, I draw your attention today to a new feature at Escape Into Life, which previews a new book, Neruda’s Memoirs, poems by Maureen E. Doallas. The book is dedicated to her brother, Patrick William Doallas, lost to cancer in 2009. At its heart, then, is a central grief but also joy, patience, and acceptance.
The beautiful cover art is by Randall David Tipton.
Like her book, Maureen’s blog, Writing Without Paper, is full of variety and attention to details, facts, and sources. Check out her poet laureate posts, art posts, and all the ways she shares her knowledge and appreciation of art, dance, talent, culture, and beauty in the world.
In my capacity as mystery writer, I know nothing more than I did yesterday about the muffin.
In my capacity as window washer—oh, wait! That was J. Pierpont (“Rosemary!”) in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying…
In my capacity as wage earner, then, and to reassure any who were concerned, I started a new job yesterday that is, by nature, temporary and part time, and a perfect fit right now for all concerned.
So all of you who said a new window would open were right!
In my capacity as Great Books discussion leader, soon I will be reading Genesis, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, and Tom Outland’s Story, a novella by Willa Cather. This is something I do every year in April, gather with people from all over the U.S. and Canada (and sometimes farther places) to talk about books and see what’s going on in Chicago!
There’s still time to register for Great Books Chicago if you want to come!
And in my capacity as Emily Dickinson collage bookmark maker, I need to get hopping and glue some figners together! And what about that book purse?!