I’m Rio, most of you know that already, but it wasn’t always the case, so I am very happy to see my name listed on this wonderful book. I am sorry that I was unwell and couldn’t attend the launch, but I am so proud to be included with these women, many of whom I met at Sister Writes. They inspired me to push beyond my comfort levels and share a bit of my history. And they continue to inspire me to write with their brilliance.
and of course the cover…
I am reading an excerpt from my story entitled “The Have a Nice Day Coffee Shop”! I know some of the other authors and it’s going to be a fun time.
A short story of excellence, dedication and perseverance & of the joy and importance of meaning-making: Ted Kooser (1939) was the 13th Poet Laureate of the United States and received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2005.
via Passing Through — sub rosa
I had a good cry over this one. Somehow I never got around to missing him until I saw this. As a teen I obnoxiously memorized his poems and when drunk or high enough, would recite them. The day I got married I snuck into the bathroom and said, “good-bye Leonard, I’ll never be with you now…” (dramatic huh?) And my very good friend who died last year told me, “He’s gone. He was only ten years older than me. Do I only have ten more years?” and we agreed we’d take ten more if we could be Lenard Cohen.
“Happens To The Heart” is the first official single from the folk legend’s last original and unreleased album, Thanks For The Dance, which has been reimagined for film by award-winning director Daniel Askill.
via Video: Leonard Cohen — Happens to the Heart — Vox Populi
I am nobody: A red sinking autumn sun Took my name away.
via Richard Wright: Haiku — Vox Populi