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Crossover at The Pangolin Review

The poem, Crossover, just published at The Pangolin Review.

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/e869c8_a8655c817ea0413da61f84de37b1d17e.pdf

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Northeast Times Review- The Handheld Mirror of the Mind

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Logan Krum on The Handheld Mirror of the Mind by Diane Sahms-Guarnieri at The Northeast Times:

https://northeasttimes.com/finding-truth-through-poetry-6748fc56061a

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

 

Coming Soon- The Handheld Mirror of the Mind by Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

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Diane Sahms-Guarnieri’s fourth full length collection, The Handheld Mirror of the Mind  will be released by Aldrich Press in July.  An update will follow. 

Back From Middletown

 

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We had a great time at the Middletown Township Arts and Cultural Festival. Thanks to Linda Reboh for inviting us to perform.

Spider’s Song at The Pangolin Review

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The poem Spider’s Song appears in this month’s edition of The Pangolin Review. You can read the poem and others at this link:

https://thepangolinreview.wixsite.com/mypoetrysite/current-issue

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 Ibis Head Review

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My poem, Everyone has their own Hallelujah, has been published at The Ibis Head Review. You can pick up a pdf copy at this link:

https://gumroad.com/l/v2i3

 

 

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

Unto the Heavens these Canada Geese Published at Canary Magazine

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Canary Magazine just released their Fall 2017 issue and included the poem

 

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