Monthly Archives: October 2014

For Florenz: “Yes” by Catherine Doty

from Momentum  Yes  It’s about the blood banging in the body, and the brain lolling in its bed like a happy baby. At your touch, the nerve, that volatile spook tree, vibrates. The lungs take up their work with a giddy … Continue reading

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For Florenz: “Childhood Elegy” by Joseph O. Legaspi

When I think of my first book, Imago, which would forever be my first, I can’t help but feel immense gratitude.  In part because I felt heartened and validated that someone, a duo, a generous publisher, believed enough in my … Continue reading

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ADA Awareness Month: ASL poem “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe

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For Florenz: “Misconceptions of Childhood” by Celia Bland

I send along this poem because I remember that Florenz liked it — she thought it, I believe, rather mordantly funny, and asked me if Bernini’s orgiastic depiction of St. Theresa had inspired the last verse (yes, yes!).    Florenz was … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Janus: On Inspiration and Process

In Track a Book, we follow one manuscript’s journey from creation to publication.  This monthly series will look at Brent Newsom’s upcoming CavanKerry release Love’s Labors, which is scheduled for release in April 2015. The Writer’s Janus: On Inspiration and Process … Continue reading

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For Florenz: “Overcast October First” by Wanda S. Praisner

Always with warmth and grace, Florenz guided my work from manuscript to print to delivery. I was sorry I never met her, never had a chance to say hello–or good-bye. -Wanda S. Praisner Overcast October First from Where the Dead Are … Continue reading

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ADA Awareness Month: Joan Seliger Sidney

Although I first met Joan Seliger Sidney at a gathering of CavanKerry Press authors, I didn’t really meet her until I read Body of Diminishing Motion, her powerful collection of poetry and prose which was published by CavanKerry in 2004. … Continue reading

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For Florenz: “Bathing in Your Brother’s Bathwater” by Nin Andrews

I never met Florenz in person, but I always looked forward to her emails. Always kind and encouraging, she offered such great comments and insights.   Even over the internet, she could light up my day. -Nin Andrews   Bathing in … Continue reading

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ADA Awareness Month: Robert Carr and The Cultural Access Network Project

As I mentioned in my first piece for ADA Awareness Month, I recently attended an ADA Plan training session facilitated by John McEwen and Robert Carr of the Cultural Access Network Project. John and Robert are passionate about helping New … Continue reading

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For Florenz: “To Forgive Is” by Pamela Spiro Wagner

from We Mad Climb Shaky Ladders to begin and there is so much to forgive: for one, your parents, one and two, out of whose dim haphazard coupling you sprang forth roaring, indignantly alive. For this, whatever else followed, innocent … Continue reading

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