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Marianne Mersereau

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Marianne Mersereau is a writer and artist currently residing in the Pacific Northwest. She grew up in Appalachia and graduated from the University of Virginia's College at Wise. While at UVA Wise, she received the Lois Lowry Award for Superior Achievement in Language Arts and Children's Literature and taught these subjects and others for a decade. She received her Master of Arts degree from Seattle University in 1989. She is the author of two books: "Timbrel" a chapbook of narrative poetry selected as a semi-finalist in the Finishing Line Press 2012 New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition, and a children's picture book, "The Green Lake Gifting Game" which was released May 2014. Marianne is a performer of modern, folk, and sacred/liturgical ...more

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The Green Lake Gifting Game

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Timbrel

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Bella Grace (Autumn 2019)

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Composting Our Mistakes

Having grown up in Suburban Seattle where composting kitchen scraps is highly encouraged, my daughter wished to continue this environmentally friendly practice when she moved to New York City. When you get used to tossing avocado peels, three-day-old take out leftovers and apple cores in with the yard waste, you feel a pang of guilt if you have to throw these items into the regular trash.

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The Honey Bus by Meredith May
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This book will leave the reader with a deeper appreciation for the complexity of the honeybee community and what the bees can teach us about the human family...a very sweet read!
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American Zero by Stella Wong
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I did not know what a pomelo was until I ate one a few months ago so I was delighted to find a poem with this title in Wong's collection. She has a refreshing voice.
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Wildwood Flower by Kathryn Stripling Byer
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Lovely imagery of the Southern Highlands in this collection written in the voice of a woman residing there during frontier days. The narrative poems paint a picture of both the hardships and joys. My favorite in the book is called "Easter."
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Light & Glory by Nina Carey Tassi
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The section of poems about Ireland in this book are especially well done and would be appreciated by anyone with Irish heritage.
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The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray
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A friend loaned this book to me and though I strongly disagree with many of the author's assertions in the chapter about women, he makes some other very good points elsewhere in the book about the pitfalls of "cancel culture" and what he calls ...more
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Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister
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I would recommend this book to all women, young and old, as a great reminder of the amazing women throughout history who have fought for gender equality and justice for oppressed minorities. The author explores the suppression of women's anger and ...more
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Enough by Carmen Jimenez Smith
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An impressive collection of poems; I am honored to have my poem, "Pilgrim Dance" included in this lovely anthology.
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing
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Reminiscent of the books "Prince of Tides" and "The Secret Lives of Bees." Nature lovers will appreciate the lovely descriptions of the marshlands and birds in this very popular novel.
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White Trash by Nancy Isenberg
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The author of the book does a great job of addressing the intersection of racism and classism in America. She argues that America's class language and thinking began with "the forceful imprint left by English colonization" and asks this really ...more
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I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control
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Oscar Wilde
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Mahatma Gandhi
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Eleanor Roosevelt
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
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“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
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