An Offering to Mind and Body: A Review of Lois P. Jones’s Night Ladder–By Kate Kingston for LARB

“In Jones’s poems, as in Lorca’s, duende and qi come together on the page in an act of passion, an explosion of energy, ensuring that the words live on in the mind long after the reader has closed the book.”

An Offering to Mind and Body: A Review of Lois P. Jones’s “Night Ladder”–By Kate Kingston for Los Angeles Review of Books

This is a beautiful book! I’m so happy to share the review!

Click here for full review: An Offering to Mind and Body: A Review of Lois P. Jones’s Night Ladder

Fiction Earth: Episode 1

 

 

Here’s a fun new podcast hosted by Paul Harrison. I was delighted to be on the first episode, along with Shaindel Beers. Below are Paul’s notes about the show and a link to the Fiction Earth website.

Fiction Earth Podcast 1: With Melissa Studdard And Shaindel Beers. 

Welcome to the Fiction Earth podcast.

In this first podcast I had the pleasure of chatting with poet, authors and teachers Melissa Studdard and Shaindel Beers.

In this first podcast we discuss poetry, writing, creativity, personal inspiration, and also throw in a little bit of fun and nerdy entertainment.

On the podcast

Shaindel, Melissa and myself had a fantastic chat and covered everything from spirituality to Star Trek, as well as looking at personal inspirations and motivations.

Hope you enjoy the podcast.

Melisa Studdard And Shaindel Beers Discuss Poetry And Creativity–Podcast

 

 

 

A Virtual Interview with Melissa Studdard

She asked what I’d say to other writers, and I said, “You have the opportunity to thrill someone the way your favorite writers have thrilled you. You have the potential to be someone else’s favorite writer. Isn’t that wonderful?”

Thanks to Cindy Huyser for this interview and these great questions in preparation for tomorrow’s reading.

I’ll be at BookWoman in Austin at 7 PM tomorrow night!

Happy International Women’s Day

 

 

VIDA-books

 

 

“In honor of International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month, and all women everywhere,” the Literary Hub asked the staff of VIDA to tell them about the books that changed our lives.

I talk about Audre Lorde, and other authors mentioned are Toni Morrison, Alison Bechdel, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sylvia Plath, and so many more.

To see the full article, click here:

33 Life-Changing Books in Honor
of International Women’s Day