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Weaving a New Eden
4.79 of 5 stars 4.79 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2011
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The Woodcarver's Wife
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2014
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Dance the Black-Eyed Girl
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2003
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My Will and Testament is on...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2003
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This morning, reading in my journal from 2001, I found I’d copied this line from Mark Jarmen in the American Poetry Review for March/April of that year. The poem is called “Epistle.” According to my journal, Jarmen had six poems in that issue of the APR and each one was titled “Epistle.”

Life enters memory faster every day.

Then I opened up the current issue of The Louisville Review to Bianca...

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My Will and Testament Is on the Desk (Poetry)
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Description: poetry chapbook -- # 4 in the Poets on Peace series
Dance the Black-Eyed Girl (Poetry)
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Description: Limited edition poetry chapbook

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Octopus by Tom Hunley
by Tom Hunley
read in April, 2010
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In a Rattle e-review, Michael Meyerhofer says:

Tom Hunley’s Octopus is the kind of book that feels like the poet had just as much fun writing it as I had reading it. . . . Here is a poet of sharp wit, integrity, and bittersweet intellect. He is also a
Surrender by Ellen Birkett Morris
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When, three years ago, I wrote a blurb for the back of this book, I think I failed to understand what was happening in it.

The first half of this book is about growing up, coming to understand sexuality first as a teen and then as a fully adult marrie
Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich by Stephen Leacock
" Maybe it came with -- I got a copy of a thing called "Through Missouri on a Mule" when I bought my tablet. "
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More Than Petticoats by Mimi O'Malley
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" Do I sense a poem coming on? "
Pretty Mother's Home by Vickie Cimprich
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I've had it with star ratings. I despise star ratings. From now on, I'm rating every poetry book I read 4 stars, unless it's a stellar book, in which case I'll escalate to 5.


Pretty Mother's Home: A Shakeress Day Book
Regret Comes to Tea by Connie Jordan Green
Regret Comes to Tea
by Connie Jordan Green
read in March, 2015
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Cockroaches by Jo Nesbø
Cockroaches (Harry Hole, #2)
by Jo Nesbø
read in March, 2015
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I didn't finish this book.

[Potential spoilers]

It was a good enough read,and I was grooving with it, liking Harry Hole okay and accepting some of the more eccentric characters (a one-armed diver, a bald woman police detective) until the final few chap
The Second Common Reader by Virginia Woolf
The Second Common Reader
by Virginia Woolf
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“...What you fear will not go away; it will take you into yourself and bless you and keep you. That's the world, and we all live there.”
William Stafford

E.M. Forster
“She had come to that state where the horror of the universe and its smallness are both visible at the same time—the twilight of the double vision in which so many elderly people are involved. If this world is not to our taste, well, at all events, there is Heaven, Hell, Annihilation—one or other of those large things, that huge scenic background of stars, fires, blue or black air. All heroic endeavour, and all that is known as art, assumes that there is such a background, just as all practical endeavour, when the world is to our taste, assumes that the world is all. But in the twilight of the double vision, a spiritual muddledom is set up for which no high-sounding words can be found; we can neither act nor refrain from action, we can neither ignore nor respect Infinity.”
E.M. Forster, A Passage to India

E.M. Forster
“In Europe life retreats out of the cold, and exquisite fireside myths have resulted—Balder, Persephone—but [in India] the retreat is from the source of life, the treacherous sun, and no poetry adorns it because disillusionment cannot be beautiful. Men yearn for poetry though they may not confess it; they desire that joy shall be graceful and sorrow august and infinity have a form, and India fails to accommodate them.”
E.M. Forster, A Passage to India

E.M. Forster
“They had started speaking of “women and children”—that phrase that exempts the male from sanity when it has been repeated a few times. Each felt that all he loved best in the world was at stake, demanded revenge, and was filled with a not unpleasing glow, in which the chilly and half-known features of Miss Quested vanished, and were replaced by all that is sweetest and warmest in private life. “But it’s the women and children,” they repeated, and the Collector knew he ought to stop them intoxicating themselves, but he hadn’t the heart.”
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Jeremy Thanks for the friendship, Sherry!

If you don't mind sharing--I'm curious, what's your favorite novel(if you have one)?

Also, I was wondering if you'd do me the honor of reading about my debut novel, Vacation. Your support would mean a lot to me. If you'd like to do me this honor, feel free to click here:

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous fates, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)

Sherry Chandler Hey Jeremy --

Thanks for wanting to be my friend and for letting me know about your novel. Congratulations!

I'm not good at picking favorites. I love a lot of novels, including classics like Moby Dick and Pride and Prejudice. Once upon a time I had a great enthusiasm for William Faulkner, whose novels are fantastic enough but tend toward the horror side.

I will say, having seen your latest updates, that Something Wicked This Way Comes would definitely make my top twenty list. It's a marvelous story, and Bradbury is a great writer.

But who you really need to be friends with is my son, Morgan Williams. He's a fantasy writer himself, unpublished, and he loves Raold Dahl and Ray Bradbury.

He's here:
if you want to check him out.

Oh -- and we read a lot of Terry Pratchett.


Jeremy Thanks so much for sharing some of your favorites with me, Sherry--and thanks for the kind words regarding my novel! I really appreciate it.

Thanks for the link--I'll be sure to check out his profile.

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)

Jeremy Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

P.S.—I’m currently offering autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:

Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.


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