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Newtown Bookshop Featured Poet

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Diane Sahms-Guarnieri will read  on October 11 @ 6 p.m. at the Newtown Bookshop.  Please join us and bring a poem or two. We look forward to seeing you there!
BIO
Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, a native Philadelphian, is the author of four full-length poetry collections, her latest one, The Handheld Mirror of the Mind (Kelsay Press, 2018). She has been published in The Philadelphia InquirerPennsylvania Literary Journal, Many Mountains Moving, Philadelphia Stories, among others. Currently she is poetry editor at North of Oxford, an online literary journal.
 
Newtown Bookshop Poetry Group
Village at Newtown, 2835 S. Eagle Road,
Newtown, PA 18940
www.newtownbookshop.com
(215) 968-2400
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The Handheld Mirror of the Mind by Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

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Diane Sahms-Guarnieri’s fourth full length poetry collection, The Handheld Mirror of the Mind, is now available from Kelsay Books. You can find the book here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1947465740/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530546351&sr=1-1

What others say about The Handheld Mirror of the Mind:

Poetry of global dreaming. Life on earth is under threat and Diane Sahms-Guarnieri makes a poetic call for the survival of humans and all animal species, life on the endangered list. We are all connected and interdependent. Our past teaches us core lessons for the future. Now is the time to take action to preserve life on the global home we share. Diane’s poetry is a celebration of this life, inside and out.

—Martin Chipperfield, 34thParallel Magazine

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri is a stunning wordsmith. In her collection, The Handheld Mirror of the Mind, 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. In one poem, Guarnieri refers to stars, “as pinprick diamonds mined out of/night’s cave—luminous studs/riveted through black velvet.” She deals with death and the expectation of loss with care, infusing the life of nature, as in the line, “Your dusty voice rising as spirit leaving mimosa.” There is also great comfort, as in the refrain of the poem, “As long as a heart is beating someone is always alive.” 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.”

—Cristina M. R. Norcross, Editor of Blue Heron Review; author of Amnesia and Awakenings and Still Life Stories, among others.

“What does a heart know anyway?” Diane Sahms-Guarnieri’s lucid and brave fourth full-length collection The Handheld Mirror of the Mind wrestles with this question, as love and loss pass as naturally as the seasons. Through elegy and aubade, the speaker turns her gaze inward, interrogating the darkness. However, as she sifts through memory’s wreckage, there are patches of light and hope, of song. As the speaker reconciles: “I carry their song inside my body,/inside rhapsody of thoughts….To them I sing this easy truth.”

—Emari DiGiorgio, author of Girl Torpedo and The Things a Body Might Become

 

The Handheld Mirror of the Mind:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1947465740/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530546351&sr=1-1

 

A New Poem at Canary Literary Magazine

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Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis) just published at Canary Literary Magazine

New Poem at The A3 Review

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My poem, Dinner, will appear in the Issue #7 of the A3 Review. You can pre-order the review at this link: https://www.writingmaps.com/collections/the-a3-review/products/the-a3-review-issue-7

Sahms-Guarnieri Receives Pennsylvania State Citation For Community Service

State Rep Mark Cohen and Poet Diane Sahms-GuarnieriOn July 13th, State Representative Mark Cohen of Philadelphia kicked off Poets on the Porch 2014 presenting Diane Sahms-Guarnieri with a Pennsylvania State Citation in honor of her decade of volunteer community service in the promotion of the art of poetry, through promotion of poets in live venues, workshops, in volunteer editorships of literary publications and her current position as Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum and Library.

New Poem at Blast Furnace Magazine

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And so across winter’s way published at Blast Furnace Magazine

http://www.blastfurnacepress.com/2014/04/blast-furnace-volume-4-issue-1.html

Celebrating Ryerss 183rd Birthday

Poet in Residence Diane Sahms-Guarnieri reading the poem, A Quick Sketch of Robert W. Ryerss, at the celebration of his 183rd Birthday

Poet in Residence Diane Sahms-Guarnieri reading the poem, A Quick Sketch of Robert W. Ryerss, at the celebration of his 183rd Birthday

2 poems at Dead Snakes Magazine

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2 poems at Dead Snakes Magazine: http://deadsnakes.blogspot.com/2014/02/diane-sahms-guarnieri-two-poems.html

New Website

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