May 12, 2014

Overview of this blog

I'll offer my comments, if and when I complete reading the collections featured in previous posts. In the meantime, submit your own comments or information. If you have a poetry book or chapbook, please let me know.

May 11, 2014

Darkened Rooms of Summer: New and Selected Poems, by Jared Carter

Dear friends, I’ve just published a new book of poems, and Diane and I plan to “launch” it next Sunday here in Indianapolis. I’m writing now to invite you to the gathering, and to tell you something about the new book. The date – Sunday, May 18th from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be light, non-alcoholic refreshments available. There is no program, so come anytime. The place – The Nature Center at Holliday Park, 6363 Spring Mill Road, on the northwest side of Indianapolis. Here’s a map -- The new book – Darkened Rooms of Summer: New and Selected Poems, published by the University of Nebraska. Ted Kooser, one of America’s premier poets, has kindly provided an introduction. The offer – If you’d care to purchase a signed copy, it’s a $19 item that we’re offering for the discounted price of $16, Indiana sales tax included. No obligation. We’d like to see you in any case. Credit cards acceptable? – We’re working on that, but it would be helpful if you could bring cash or a checkbook. For more information about the book – Please click on any of these three links:,675819.aspx Further questions? – Please reply to this email, or call us any afternoon or evening this week at 317 638 8136. If no one answers, please leave a message. Hope to see you there! – Jared and Diane Carter

Apr 29, 2014

Catholic Boy Blues, by Norbert Krapf

Apr 25, 2014

Where in the World We Meet, by Todd Outcalt

The Mother Poems, by Liza Hyatt

I Almost Didn't Make It to McDonald's, by Tracy Mishkin