Poet Carol Thayer Cox on Poet Mary Oliver

Carol Thayer Cox, art therapist and writer, found her own emotional therapy in the nature poetry of Pulitzer-prize-winning poet, Mary Oliver, who has been compared to literary giants, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman. Oliver’s passing early this year deeply affected Carol. As Oliver would have done, Carol gave voice in a poem to her emotion and the revelation that Oliver’s death brought home to her. The Messenger was published in this summer’s edition of Pen Woman Magazine. To fully appreciate Carol’s tribute to Mary Oliver, you may wish to glance first at this fine description of the renowned poet and her work.

Click on the image above and then click again to enlarge and read The Messenger.

Photo of Mary Oliver by Angel Valentin, New York Times, 2013

Barbara Taylor Sanders Helps Birth New Novelists

This just in from Barbara Taylor Sanders, Pen Woman author of mystery novels and artist:

“In September, I am teaching a fiction writing course in a non-credit, adult enrichment program at the University of Dayton….home of the Erma Bombeck humor contest.”

If you don’t live in Dayton, OH, don’t fret. She’ll be teaching the same course this winter at the Kennedy Center in Cape Coral.

If you don’t spend your winters in Cape Coral, never mind. You can study on your own. Barbara’s student guide workbook is easily obtainable from Amazon.

If you’ve got a book inside you waiting to get out, Barbara Taylor Sanders is your midwife!

Lorraine Walker Williams NLAPW Poetic Success is hers!

Lorraine Walker Williams was the featured poet in the Summer Bards Program sponsored by the Cape May Library system in June.

One of Lorraine’s poems, “Plant,” has been selected for the NLAPW Poem of the Week national website in August 2019.

Lorraine Walker Williams will have her framed poems featured as part of the Marin Center for the Arts NLAPW Exhibit in San Rafael, CA, from August 2, 2019 to January 2, 2020.

Lorraine Walker Williams (Right)