Monthly Archives: February 2011

Rev it up for Poetry….

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It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.
— Sofia Kovalevskaya, pioneering Russian scientist

I am cruising various sites (Thanks to Beth Galloway) and if you write, if you are up to taking criticism from your own kind (readers and writers) check out the Cicada magazine’s The Slam site.  I think you will really like this. Try it, you writers and readers out there OR you Riters and Wreaders, yes?

http://www.cicadamag.com/theslam

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Brian Jacques, the Master of Redwall….

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I’ll be frank (and obvious), I don’t read everything, even the really, really good books.  I never read the Redwall series.  BUT, the genuine enthusiasm and respect for these titles has always made me think….’The readers LOVE these books.’  I just learned that Brian Jacques – author, racaunteur, believer in children and the power of story – has died at age 71.  I do remember learning that he first wrote and read these stories for the children who attended a school for the blind.  There, with word and voice, he brought the stories to life for the sightless listeners. So even though I have never read (just parts) the stories of Redwall, the person behind them is to me someone who shall always be remembered simply because….he loved the power of the story – written or spoken – for young ears and old.  Rest in peace and be assured, Redwall will always have real estate at the library.