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March 28, 2016

Mailbox Monday - Poetry!



Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia and now hosted on its own blog 

by Claudia Walters Reinhardt


Born in the Prairie State of Illinois, Claudia Reinhardt has lived in Colorado, Boston, and Iowa before taking root in the Great Plains. She has earned degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University and Emerson College. After a long career in corporate communications, she now lives near a prairie and is a freelance editor, writer, and tutor. Her poetry has appeared in numerous print and online journals and in anthologies. A chronically curious, lifelong learner, she is passionate about the environment, literacy, and wellness. She enjoys yoga, hiking, biking, gardening, traveling, and reading. Claudia and her husband, John, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The poems in Skating on the Sky focus on nature, family, community, the seasons, and the senses. The book is divided into several topical sections, each highlighted by inspiring quotations and beautiful color photographs taken by the author.

Claudia and I have a mutual friend who mentioned to me how much she enjoyed reading Skating on the Sky. Shortly thereafter, Claudia stopped by the store for her monthly book club meeting and gave me a copy of her lovely book of poetry. I am so impressed, not only with her poetry, but also with the gorgeous photographs she has included in her book. I've started reading the poems, just a few at a time, and I already have several favorites. April is National Poetry Month, so I plan to share one or two of Claudia's poems during the next few weeks. I think you'll enjoy them!

Note to local readers:

Saturday, April 9th at 2 pm
Barnes and Noble, SouthPointe Pavilions
Lincoln, Nebraska
402.421.7979

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month with us as we welcome local poet Claudia Reinhardt to our store. Claudia will be reading selections from and signing her new book Skating on the Sky from 2:00 to 3:00PM. This book will make a great addition to your collection with each poem highlighted by inspiring quotations and beautiful color photographs taken by the author. 

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12 comments:

  1. I need to try more poetry. I hope you enjoy this collection.

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    1. I don't read a lot of poetry either, Kathy. So far, I'm enjoying this book.

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  2. I must sadly admit to not reading a lot of poetry lately, but I do recall some lovely poems from English classes in college. Thanks for sharing...and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. I haven't read a lot of poetry lately either, but this one is calling to me and I think I'll finish it later tonight. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  3. I like the title of the book!

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    1. Mary, I like the title and the cover art!

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  4. Nice title. I hope that you'll consider taking part in the National Poetry Month blog tour this year: http://savvyverseandwit.com/2016/03/2016-national-poetry-month-blog-tour.html

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    1. I can't commit to the poetry blog tour, but I'll be sure to check out the postings! Thanks for visiting my blog, Serena.

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  5. Hope you enjoy this. I do enjoy reading poetry but feel like sometimes I don't look for new poets and always go back to those I am familiar with so looking forward to hearing more about this collection!

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    1. Iliana, I guess I really don't have a favorite poet, so I'm open to trying out some new collections. I'm enjoying this book and hope to read more from it later tonight.

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  6. I normally do not read poetry.

    I hope you enjoy your new book.

    Have a lovely rest of your week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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    1. I don't normally read poetry either, Elizabeth, but I'm open to recommendations and this one is quite good! I just popped over to your blog and I love your header. It reminds me a little bit of Passau, Germany, which I visited this past October. Thanks so much for stopping by with your comment!

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