g and I enjoyed reading for the great crowd at Mudd Puddle Café in New Paltz, New York. Thanks to Robert Milby for hosting us and to the great open mic readers!
Thanks to Susan Cohen and the Artists of Yardley for inviting me to read my poetry last evening in such a beautiful space. Those in attendance were lovely and the Q&A after the reading was outstanding.
To learn more about the Artists of Yardley please visit: https://www.artistsofyardley.org/
I recently read at The Howland Cultural Center in the town of Beacon in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York State. The crowd was great and I send special thanks to Hayden Wayne and Robert Milby for booking me. A nice way to end the year.
Best wishes to all for all in the New Year
Thanks to Stephen Page for this Amazon review.
These are dense poems, packed with imagery, emotion, and sensualness. A long, slow read, I lingered over every word—each affecting, not a one I would extract. Reading “The Handheld Mirror of the Mind” is like reading a novel, the kind that after you pick it up and begin reading, you are reluctant to set it down.
Stephen Page is the Author of The Timbre of Sand, Still Dandelions, and A Ranch Bordering the Salty River. https://smpages.wordpress.com
Thanks to Chistina M.R. Norcross for this Amazon Review on the Handheld Mirror of the Mind.
In her opening, ten-part poem, Diane Guarnieri invites us to honor our vast history of all beings, all creatures, and all understandings of faith to join together, “as global dreamers in coexistence.” In “Everyone has their own hallelujah,” she celebrates a reverent appreciation for the gifts of ancestors. These are musical, artful poems. Guarnieri has a gift for bringing to life the real and the unreal, and even things we cannot see, like the wind. Diane Guarnieri has the ability to describe even a junco bird with a sense of magic, and we are instantly beguiled. The Handheld Mirror of the Mind (Kelsay Books, 2018) is a beautiful poetry collection, which you will want to return to again and again!
—Cristina M. R. Norcross, Editor of Blue Heron Review; author of Amnesia & Awakenings and Still Life Stories, among others.
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Welcome to the September 2018 Blue Heron Speaks Feature! This month, we shine a spotlight on BHR contributor, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, who is a stunning wordsmith. In her collection, The Handheld Mirror of the Mind (Kelsay Books, 2018), we journey through themes of loss, grief, our shared humanity, and the complexities of the inner life. With great tenderness and lyricism, Guarnieri skillfully navigates these topics. Her graceful descriptions of the natural world provide a vivid magic, as if painting with words. While dealing with human struggles, this collection offers hope. Guarnieri invites us to honor all beings, all creatures, and all understandings of faith by joining together, “as global dreamers in coexistence.”
Please visit the Blue Heron Speaks Featured Author page of our site to read 2 sample poems by Diane Sahms-Guarnieri from her latest book, and to learn more about her work.
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