Nutmeg Chatter features Eric D. Lehman

Check out another fascinating interview on Nutmeg Chatter. Host J. Timothy Quirk chats with author (and my handsome husband) Eric D. Lehman about his new book.   via Episode 88: Eric D. Lehman Find Connecticut Vanguards at your local bookstore or order here!

Shadows of Paris

In honor of Eric D. Lehman’s novella Shadows of Paris winning the Silver Medal from Foreward INDIES Book Award, here is my poem from Lune de Miel.   History of a Table   The bar where Henry Miller drank tenders a thin table beneath a mirrored wall scoping author’s portraits and patrons who filter into booths […]

Prose and Poetry

A wintery poem from Lune de Miel, Paris honeymoon, marriage, aging, and how the past maps itself out in pieces to be collected when you get there.  At the Café Select Rue Montparnasse bustles outside the café window. It seems that there are very few hours of daylight in the Paris winter, though perhaps when […]

Upcoming Events

October 8, 2016 Join me, Marilyn Nelson and Eric D. Lehman at Byrd’s Books in Bethel Connecticut for a Poetry and Fiction reading. November 29, 2016 I’ll be reading at the Connecticut Forest and Park offices in Middlefield, CT at 7:00 p.m. This is the kick-off event and the inauguration of the trail’s new Poet […]

34 km from Paris

To celebrate the forthcoming publication of my husband Eric D. Lehman‘s novella Shadows of Paris, I’m posting this poem, not of Paris exactly, but when you read Shadows, you’ll know why this poem makes sense. The characters in his beautifully crafted story also “know something of transformation,” but that’s all I’ll say. You should discover […]

“It would be easier . . . “

Here’s a poem that appeared in Reconnaissance, published by Homebound Publications in 2015. Long Shot A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.      ~Eudora Welty The dilemma is not about choosing between architecture or faces, panorama or close-up, indirect light or flash but between the print’s future frame and the quiet immobility […]

Wildness: Voices in the Sacred Landscape

Check out this great new anthology. In celebration of the 5th anniversary of its founding, Homebound Publications is pleased to announce the publication of Wildness: Voices of the Sacred Landscape, featuring 19 authors including David K. Leff, L.M. Browning, Gunilla Norris, Theodore Richards, Gary Whited, Eric D. Lehman, and me. Here’s a teaser from my essay […]

Sherwood Island

Why do the branches of love bloom outward? Why do tramps seek out the solitude of the forest, only to be humbled when companions join in? The beeches reach out for us; we bloom in their sights. My truest love is you who sways with me with trees as guides.

Slow Steps, Hard Work

What to say of tomorrow’s slow steps? The peaks that rise from Glencoe carry weathered echoes and gorges sliver slowly without sympathy. The only way to plea away erosion is to chart the heart’s geology and listen to the bagpiper’s ageless song. The only way to get up the mountain is hand in hand. for […]

Hunger

I wrote “Hunger” as the introductory poem for A History of Connecticut Food: A Proud Tradition of Puddings, Clambakes, and Steamed Cheeseburgers, which I co-wrote with Eric D. Lehman and me. Pick up a copy today–a perfect complement for cookouts, farmers’ markets and the pick-your-own summer bounty. Hunger What if the egg never cracked or the slick […]