Tag: Poetry Journals

Creative Notes: Book Reviews

I enjoyed reading the recent BOOK REVIEWS in Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry (Volume 46, “Intermezzo,” Fall 2019). Lora Homan Zill is editor.

Inspired by the reviews, I ordered a few books.

Two examples are:

Lanterns by Lorraine Joy McLeod. Published by Xlibris, 2018. Reviewed by Elizabeth Howard.

What Cannot Be Fixed by Jill Peláez Baumgaertner. The Poiema Poetry Series. Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock, 2014. Reviewed by Lora Homan Zill.

I also reread books by poets I have read for years and years. Luci Shaw is an example. And every week, I enjoy poems by many poets through our blogs. Poetry goes with me wherever I go, and sometimes is simply stored in my heart. Thank you.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Three Print Journals

So far, I have received the new winter issues for three print journals. I enjoy reading and learning from many writers and publishers.

Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry
Editor: Lora Homan Zill
Wind & Water Press

WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading
Shirley Anne Leonard, Editor
Dr. Richard Leonard, Publisher

MAYFLY
Editors: Randy & Shirley Brooks
Brooks Books Haiku

Hope you enjoy visiting their sites. If you are sending poems for review, be sure to read and follow the guidelines carefully.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Friends

So many ways to enjoy poetry: reading, writing, and reviewing what we have written so far.  These are poems from the archives on this site.

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sunrise
river of light
along the evergreens
the friends who stayed

August 29, 2010

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time with old friends
poems in a journal
from years ago

November 18, 2010

Also published by Cara Holman on April 19, 2012, at her site Prose Posies.

Haiku Poetry Day Celebration Post

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rearranging
art on the walls,
cards, and small gifts
from friends
I see them anew

January 19, 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poems

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names and addresses
for dear friends
no longer on earth
old address book

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not yet written
in the overflowing book
cards and envelopes
with last known
addresses

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still wanting to remember
what may no longer
be current – places I was
people I knew

Ellen Grace Olinger

Time of Singing: A Journal of Christian Poetry
Volume 45  Number 1
Spring 2018

Poetry Journals and Memories

Another print journal I am grateful to receive is The Lyric (1921 – 2017).  I looked at their website today.  I see their current site is also with WordPress.

The Summer 2017 print issue (Volume 97) is here by my computer.  The Current Issue page at their website lists the contributors and also sample poems.

Jean Mellichamp Milliken is Editor.  The Associate Editor is Nancy Mellichamp Savo.

The Assistant Editor is Patrick Milliken, and the Collegiate Contest Coordinator is Tanya Cimonetti.

The Lyric is “the oldest magazine in North America in continuous publication devoted to traditional poetry.”  I remember sharing this journal with my mother, Enola M. Borgh, who was born in 1917 and taught literature and composition.  She often quoted Robert Frost and admired his craft.  I read his poetry to her during her last illness.

I see The Lyric also looks to Frost for inspiration.  See their Submit Poetry page.

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Editors and journals vary in their styles, guidelines, and policies.   I read and reread carefully, before offering work for review.   And I enjoy many forms of poetry, print and online.

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Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes and Gift Ideas

Kathleen Gresham Everett’s site is The Course of Our Seasons.  Today I am reading her book, Festival of Lessons and Carols, Poems of December.  Please visit her page, The Seasons Bookshop, for more information about her books.

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Quiet Christmas Poetry, the large print book Karl and I created from my site of the same name, is available at the Time Of Singing books page.  Since I recently posted about the anthology, Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need, I would like to mention that you can combine orders for both books, for the special 3 for 12 dollars price.  All the details are at the TOS site.  Time Of Singing is published four times a year, and also would be a nice gift for someone else or yourself.  Lora Homan Zill is Editor.

My Aunt Irma was called Home this summer at the age of 99.  We went to a remembrance service at her retirement home last week, to honor and remember many residents.  When Aunt Irma first looked at the large print Christmas book, she said, “Oh, I can read this.”

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Lora Zill’s site is FEELING GOD’S PLEASURE THROUGH CREATIVE WORK, the blue collar artist.   I enjoyed viewing her page, Stained Glass Art, today.

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Thank you,

Ellen Grace Olinger