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Karen Edmisten · 10h ago

Poetry Friday: James Hearst

An Atticus pick this week, and a lovely one:In Aprilby James HearstThis I saw on an April day:Warm rain spilt from a sun-lined cloud,A sky-flung wave of gold at evening,....(Read the whole p...
Karen Edmisten · 4d ago

Poetry Friday: Wordsworth

Wordsworth always speaks for himself, but I will add that I adore the line, "The Child is the father of the man;" ... happy sighs on this spring day.Tabatha has the round up at The Opposite ...
Karen Edmisten · 1W ago

Recent Reading: The Year of Living Danishly

I did a double take the first time I saw this writer's name. Helen Russell was the name of my theater professor in college and I didn't think my Helen Russell was still around, much less tha...
Karen Edmisten · 2W ago

On Relevant Radio tomorrow morning at 6 a.m.

I'll be talking to John Harper on Morning Air Tuesday, April 11, at 6 a.m. central time. We'll be talking about Holy Week, and "The Triduum: Kidterrupted." Go here to find out what we mean. 
Karen Edmisten · 2W ago

Poetry Friday: Things to Do by Elaine Magliaro and Catia Chien

Just look at that cover. Isn't it delightful? Now, open the book. (What? You don't have it? Go get it now! In the meantime, you can take a peek inside by visiting this post on Elaine's blog....
Karen Edmisten · 2W ago

Exciting Brave Writer News: I'm joining the team!

Julie Bogart's Brave Writer is an extraordinary writing program. More than that, Julie has always, through her method of teaching language arts, encouraged what she calls, "the Brave Writer ...
Karen Edmisten · 3W ago

Poetry Friday: "A bird’s cry, at daylight or before, In the early March wind...."

When I muse aloud, "What should I post for Poetry Friday?" I can usually count on Atticus to suggest some Wallace Stevens. I've actually posted a fair amount about Stevens, as I find him pre...
Karen Edmisten · 3W ago

Bits and Pieces of Our Days

Whoosh! Where does the time go?I've been AWOL for a number of reasons, most of which have to do with simply being busy, busy, busy. Some of the busyness was dull and dreadful. (Taxes are don...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

What a perfectly lovely book

"Reason, beauty, poetry, and excellent conversation were his preferred tools for settling disputes." -- The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill 
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

Bits and Pieces of Our Days

Late last month, Betsy, Ramona and I went to see the filmed version of the Broadway show Newsies. They're big fans of the movie (which I've never seen) and they couldn't wait to see the stag...