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    ad for Leonard Cohen's New Skin for the Old Ceremony

    Vacant by Allison Titus - From her book “Sum of Every Lost Ship”


    Ariel by Sylvia Plath

    Crow by Ted Hughes

    High Windows by Philip Larkin

    Easy to read and full of insight into the poet herself and how to get more out of reading poems without having to get an advanced degree! Recommended for anyone who loves poetry or who would enjoy facilitating a poetry circle. A book I can come back to again and again.

    Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney


    This sign at an awesome bookshop.

    Ernest Hemingway

    The Beatles!

    The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human -Jonathan Gottschall “Human minds yield helplessly to the suction of story. No matter how hard we concentrate, no matter how deep we dig in our heels, we just can’t resist the gravity of alternate worlds.” Educator and science writer Jonathan Gottschall traces the roots, both evolutionary and sociocultural, of the transfixing grip storytelling has on our hearts and minds, individually and collectively.

    A PERSONAL FAVORITE ~ Stories are for those late hours in the night when you can’t remember how you got from where you were to where you are. Stories are for eternity, when memory is erased, when there is nothing to remember but the story. — Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried