Have a Listen to “Poetry á la Carte”

Hear Poetry of Presence editors Phyllis Cole-Dai and Ruby R. Wilson discuss the anthology with contributing poet Pat Schneider on “Poetry á la Carte,” hosted by the delightful Daisy Mathias. The half-hour interview was recorded in March, 2018, and broadcast in April on WMUA 91.1.FM, the voice of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.


Book Bash in Neighboring Minnesota a Huge Success!

Marianne Murphy Zarzana (left) and Ruby Wilson (right)

Last Saturday night Trev’s Kitchen in Lynd, MN, was packed to hear area poets read from Poetry of Presence. Our thanks to contributing poet Marianne Murphy Zarzana for organizing the event, to all the poets who graced the stage, and to everyone who turned out to listen. It was a great way to start the New Year!

Click the play button below if you’d like to hear a radio interview with Marianne and us editors that helped promote the Bash.

She’s a “Muller … “

Ruby Portrait… which is to say, my co-editor Ruby Wilson likes to mull things over. Long and hard. Especially while walking. Which makes for enjoyable editorial meetings.

But lately, due to a bum knee, Ruby’s been pretty gimpy. The pain and instability have made walking difficult, cramping her mulling style considerably. So today she’s having arthroscopic surgery.

Partner, here’s hoping that your knee is soon as good as new. Until then, take a break from all mulling, except to ponder what your hubby might do to spoil you next!

(By the way, I see in the dictionary that a “muller” is more properly “a stone or other heavy weight used for grinding artists’ pigments or other material on a slab.” We’ll let you ponder the possible parallels to the “grind” of the past year after you come out of the anesthesia….)