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Happy New Year!

Lots of news to share! First, our Kickstarter campaign for How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens has 10 days left to go—get your pre-ordered copy now!

Secondly, the deadline for submissions to The Museum of All Things Awesome And That Go Boom is coming up on Sunday.

Finally, there’s tons of new reading out from, and news for, Upper Rubber Boot authors since our last round-up over the summer!

Corey Mesler, author of The Sky Needs More Work, was discussed recently in The Commercial Appeal Memphis‘s article “2014 in Review: Remembering the year’s best Memphis poetry“:

As both a producer and a retailer of poetry, Mesler is not only grateful to patron saint of poetry Keillor, but also is well positioned to affirm the accuracy of a quote he recalls by novelist John Fowles: “Poetry, alas, is something you can’t sell.”

But Mesler is dauntless: “If you want to talk magic, I’d like more people to leave their homes occasionally to visit the bookstore to hear a poet read. How nice it is to hear a poet read his or her own words! How nice to know that you can take those words home with you in little packets called books!”

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Lyn Lifshin, author of Marilyn Monroe: Poems, has a new book out with Glass Lyre Press entitled Femme Eterna.

Soles author Mari Ness has a poem in Goblin Fruit.

Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days contributors:

How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens contributors:

Hope you all have a happy New Year!

1 January 2015

Contributor & Book News, & Review Round-up

Lots of great reading from, and news for, Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days contributors:

And for 140 And Counting contributors:

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Lyn Lifshin, whose persona poetry collection Marilyn Monroe: Poems we published back in December, has a new poetry collection out with Texas Review Press entitled Secretariat: The Red Freak, The Miracle.

 

Corey Mesler‘s The Sky Needs More Work will be released on Thursday, and is already available for pre-order at Kobo! Here’s a sample:

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Mesler’s book was recently reviewed by Susan Cushman at Pen & Palette, who wrote, in part, “…the subject matter is dripping with delicious verbal concoctions… This book is not to be missed.”

 

Speaking of reviews, Upper Rubber Boot titles are getting some great reader reviews!

Bicycle Girl is not for the faint-hearted, as it includes some brutal scenes of interrogation, but this is a fascinating depiction of an all-too-credible future played out in a convincing (and refreshingly non-standard) setting.
Amazon.co.uk reader VikingS, on Tade Thompson’s “Bicycle Girl

Best 99 cents I’ve spent in a long time. …It left me with the feeling that my brain had just been set afire (in a good way).
Amazon.com reader Barbara A. Varacalli, on David M. Harris’ “Changing the World

This was a lovely, quick read with some powerful imagery!
Amazon.com reader Colleen B., on Shira Lipkin’s “The Selves We Leave Behind

1 comment 28 July 2014

Hey, how about some contributor news

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted contributor news, since I’ve been pretty busy with our new projects, like the Floodgate Poetry Series, the Soles Series of Stories, our forthcoming 2015 anthology, How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens, and another anthology still being formed, co-edited by H. L. Nelson and me, Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up To No Good. I’m pretty psyched about all of these projects.

 

…on to the news!

Lyn Lifshin, whose Marilyn Monroe: Poems we put back into circulation in December, has a new book of poems, Malala, out from Poetic Matrix Press.

 

News for Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days contributors:

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  • Tina Connolly‘s Copperhead (sequel to the Nebula-nominated Ironskin) came out in November, and her story “On the Eyeball Floor”, which first appeared in Strange Horizons, came out in translation in the Argentinian magazine La Idea Fija. Her “Flash Bang Remember,” co-written with Caroline M. Yoachim, was featured in StarShipSofa 320.
  • Seth Fried‘s story “Hello Again” is in the Spring 2014 issue of Tin House (and you’ll have to buy a copy to read it).
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  • Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum‘s poetry collection Ghost Gear, a 2013 Miller Williams Poetry Prize finalist, was released by University of Arkansas Press.
  • Tessa Mellas has a new book of short fiction, Lungs Full of Noise, out with University of Iowa Press.
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  • Chet Weise is the co-editor, with Third Man co-founder Ben Swank, of Language Lessons: Volume 1, the debut book by Third Man Books (a new division of Nashville’s Third Man Records), which was celebrated at AWP. Contributors include Jake Adam York, C.D. Wright, Brian Barker, and me.

 

And for 140 And Counting contributors:

  • David C. Kopaska-Merkel‘s poem, “Spark,” was in Polu Texni, and his story “A Better Place” is in the December issue of The Fifth Di….

30 March 2014

Lyn Lifshin

Lyn Lifshin is one of the most widely published poets in the world. She has published over 90 collections of poetry and her work has appeared in countless magazines, including American Poetry Review, Abraxas, Chelsea, Ms. Magazine, New York Quarterly, Ohio Review, Ploughshares, and Rolling Stone, and anthologies, including Ghosts of the Holocaust: An Anthology of Poetry by the Second Generation, Lyrotica: An Anthology of Erotic Poetry and Prose, and Lipsmack!: A Sampler Platter of Poets from NightBallet Press. Her awards include the Hart Crane Memorial Award, the Jack Kerouac Award for Kiss The Skin Off, the Paterson Poetry Award for Before It’s Light, and the Texas Review Award for The Licorice Daughter: My Year with Ruffian. She is also the subject of Mary Ann Lynch’s 1989 documentary film, Not Made Of Glass. For more information, see her web site: www.lynlifshin.com.

 

Books for Upper Rubber Boot:

Marilyn Monroe: Poems: released on 30 November 2013.

  • ISBN 978-1-937794-30-9 (epub) is available for iPad, Nook, etc. at Barnes & Noble (USA & UK).
  • ISBN 978-1-937794-28-6 (mobi) is available for Kindle on Amazon (AU, BR, CA, DE, ES, FR, IN, IT, JP, MX, UK, USA).
  • ISBN 978-1-937794-29-3 (pdf) is available at Smashwords.

1 May 2013

Couplets: a multi-author poetry blog tour

Upper Rubber Boot Books coordinated this multi-author blog tour for April, to help promote poetry and poets for National Poetry Month.

 

Entries

  1. 1 April 2012: what we make waiting for death (Lyn Lifshin at Joanne Merriam).
  2. 1 April 2012: Kristine Ong Muslim on Arlene Ang’s “Living Without Water” (guest post) (at Peg Duthie’s zirconium).
  3. 1 April 2012: Gillena Cox (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose)).
  4. 1 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés – Neil Aitken (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry).
  5. 1 April 2012: National Poetry Month: Guest Post #1, Stella Pierides . . . (at Margaret Dornaus’ Haiku-doodle)
  6. 1 April 2012: National Poetry Month: Margaret Dornaus (at Stella Pierides: Literature, Art, Culture, Society).
  7. 2 April 2012: National Poetry Month: Guest Post #2, Jenny Ward Angyal . . . (at Margaret Dornaus’ Haiku-doodle)
  8. 2 April 2012: Margaret Dornaus (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose)).
  9. 3 April 2012: how will we translate ourselves? (Deirdre Dwyer at Joanne Merriam).
  10. 3 April 2012: Couplets: a multi-author poetry blog tour — Marty Smith (at Shiteki Na Usagi [T.A. Smith/Yousei Hime])
  11. 3 April 2012: Translation in poetry: thorny problems — a guest post by Sue Burke (at Heather Kamins: fiction, poetry, and other necessities)
  12. 3 April 2012: Yousei Hime (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose)).
  13. 3 April 2012: National Poetry Month: Guest Post #3, Cara Holman . . . (at Margaret Dornaus’ Haiku-doodle)
  14. 3 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés – Hannah Stephenson (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry).
  15. 4 April 2012: Couplets Blog Tour: Carol Berg Hosts Peg Duthie (at Ophelia Unraveling)
  16. 4 April 2012: Christina Nguyen (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  17. 4 April 2012: National Poetry Month: Guest Post #4, Christina Nguyen (at Margaret Dornaus’ Haiku-doodle)
  18. 4 April 2012: Featured “Couplets” Poet: Margaret Dornaus (at Christina Nguyen’s A wish for the sky…)
  19. 4 April 2012: Start with a number . . . (Sonja deVries, Yael Flusberg, Janine Harrison, Jaime Lee Jarvis, and Margaret Rozga at JoAnne Growney’s Intersections — Poetry with Mathematics)
  20. 5 April 2012: writing is my excuse for being myself (Jenniey Tallman at Joanne Merriam).
  21. 5 April 2012: National Poetry Month: Guest Post #5, Kirsten Cliff . . . (at Margaret Dornaus’ Haiku-doodle)
  22. 5 April 2012: Poetry of the Urban Pastoral (Celia Lisset Alvarez at Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky: Poetry, Gardening, Birding, and other reflections on life [Anne Higgins])
  23. 5 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés — S. Abbas Raza (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry).
  24. 5 April 2012: National Poetry Month: Lisa J. Cihlar (at Stella Pierides: Literature, Art, Culture, Society).
  25. 5 April 2012: Marty Smith (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  26. 6 April 2012: Don’t Wait (Carol Berg at Mary Alexandra Agner)
  27. 6 April 2012: Stella Pierides (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  28. 7 April 2012: A sestina (“Safety in Numbers”) — and variations (Harry Mathews at JoAnne Growney’s Intersections — Poetry with Mathematics)
  29. 7 April 2012: The poem itself should tell the reader the melody of itself by way of its combination of words. (Jericho Brown [autoplays music] at Joanne Merriam)
  30. 7 April 2012: “Books teach me to attend to this world” — a guest post by Lynn Domina (at Heather Kamins: fiction, poetry, and other necessities)
  31. 7 April 2012: Deb Scott (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  32. 7 April 2012: Introducing Community Activist/Poet/Playwright Bryan Thao Worra (at Wendy’s Muse [Wendy Brown-Baez])
  33. 7 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés — Ayesha Chatterjee (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry)
  34. 8 April 2012: Fiona Robyn (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  35. 9 April 2012: Guest Post: Mary Alexandra Agner (at The Wordsmith’s Forge: The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette)
  36. 9 April 2012: National Poetry Month: Guest Post #6, Alegria Imperial . . . (at Margaret Dornaus’ Haiku-doodle)
  37. 9 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés — O.P.W. Fredericks (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry)
  38. 9 April 2012: it requires practice, a lot of it (Christine Klocek-Lim at Joanne Merriam
  39. 9 April 2012: Andrea Grillo (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  40. 10 April 2012: Measured Extravagance by Peg Duthie (a review) (at Renee Emerson’s This Quiet Hour)
  41. 10 April 2012: guest post: poems by Christina Nguyen (at Peg Duthie’s zirconium)
  42. 10 April 2012: National Poetry Month: Guest Post #7, Claire Everett (at Margaret Dornaus’ Haiku-doodle)
  43. 10 April 2012: Kirsten Cliff (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  44. 11 April 2012: GUEST BLOG & INTERVIEW – Heather Kamins – BLUESHIFTING (at Steve Vernon’s Old Fart Rambles)
  45. 11 April 2012: Interview with Steve Vernon (at Heather Kamins)
  46. 11 April 2012: Couplets Blog Tour: Pat Valdata’s Inherent Vice (at Celia Lisset Alvarez’s Writing with Celia)
  47. 11 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés — Karen J. Weyant (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry)
  48. 11 April 2012: Open My Mouth and Sky (Ching-In Chen at Mary Alexandra Agner)
  49. 11 April 2012: National Poetry Month: Guest Post #8, Pamela Cooper . . . (at Margaret Dornaus’ Haiku-doodle)
  50. 11 April 2012: there must be a lot of power in that quiet space for there to be an all-out onslaught against it in our culture (Jeff Hardin at Joanne Merriam).
  51. 11 April 2012: Marie Marshall (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  52. 12 April 2012: Math or poetry — must one choose? (Eveline Pye at JoAnne Growney’s Intersections — Poetry with Mathematics)
  53. 12 April 2012: Ojibway Poet Heid Erdrich and the Craft of Writing (at Wendy Brown-Baez’s Wendy’s Muse)
  54. 12 April 2012: 3 Questions for Mary Alexandra Agner (at Miriam Sagan’s Miriam’s Well: Poetry, Land Art, and Beyond)
  55. 12 April 2012: Couplets Blog Tour: “Why Getting Small Details Right Matters,” by Pat Valdata (at Celia Lisset Alvarez’s Writing with Celia)
  56. 12 April 2012: James Brush (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  57. 12 April 2012: Featured “Couplets” Poet: Sue Burke (at Christina Nguyen’s A wish for the sky…)
  58. 12 April 2012: National Poetry Month: Guest Post #9, Andrea Grillo . . . (at Margaret Dornaus’ Haiku-doodle)
  59. 13 April 2012: Beginning with a Question (guest post by Lynn Domina) (at Kristine Ong Muslim)
  60. 13 April 2012: haiga: a powder brush (Peg Duthie at Joanne Merriam)
  61. 13 April 2012: Cara Holman (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  62. 14 April 2012: Contemporary American Women Poets: Kate Daniels and Jane Hirschfield (Anne Higgins at The Wordsmith’s Forge: The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette)
  63. 14 April 2012: Aubrie Cox (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  64. 14 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés — John Amen (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry)
  65. 16 April 2012: Featured “Couplets” Poet: Mary Rose Betten (at Christina Nguyen’s A wish for the sky…)
  66. 15 April 2012: Statistics — a lament (Robert J. MacG. Dawson at JoAnne Growney’s Intersections — Poetry with Mathematics)
  67. 15 April 2012: get out of the way of writing the poem (Sue Goyette at Joanne Merriam)
  68. 15 April 2012: On Translation, by Carol Berg (at Sue Burke‘s Mount Orégano)
  69. 15 April 2012: Johannes Berg (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  70. 16 April 2012: The poet’s process — a guest post by Peg Duthie (at Heather Kamins)
  71. 16 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés — Donna Vorreyer (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry)
  72. 16 April 2012: National Poetry Month: Guest Post #10, Sanjukta Asopa . . . (at Margaret Dornaus’ Haiku-doodle)
  73. 16 April 2012: Marie Marshall (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  74. 17 April 2012: Interview with John Amen (at Heather Kamins: fiction, poetry, and other necessities)
  75. 17 April 2012: Couplets Poetry Tour & Sharing Your Story (Renee Emerson at Michele Fischer’s Finding Your Voice)
  76. 17 April 2012: beauty and its role in all of this (Wendy Babiak at Joanne Merriam)
  77. 17 April 2012: National Poetry Month: Guest Post #11, Annie Juhl . . . (at Margaret Dornaus’ Haiku-doodle)
  78. 17 April 2012: Christina Nguyen (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  79. 18 April 2012: Following Euler In Koenigsberg (Paula Bonnell at JoAnne Growney’s Intersections — Poetry with Mathematics)
  80. 18 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés — Jim Daniels (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry).
  81. 18 April 2012: Fiona Robyn (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  82. 19 April 2012: Blueshifting by Heather Kamins (a review) (at Renee Emerson’s This Quiet Hour)
  83. 19 April 2012: Couplets: Interview with Wendy Brown-Baez (at Francis Scudellari’s Caught In The Stream)
  84. 19 April 2012: Featured “Couplets” Poet: Cara Holman (at Christina Nguyen’s A wish for the sky…)
  85. 19 April 2012: I tend to approach poems as puzzles. (Kate Buckley at Joanne Merriam)
  86. 19 April 2012: Andrea Grillo (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  87. 20 April 2012: Poetry Temptations, an interview with Diane Lockward (Wendy Brown-Baez)
  88. 20 April 2012: Revision in Science Fiction Poetry (Elizabeth Barrette at Peg Duthie’s zirconium)
  89. 20 April 2012: Couplets Tour: Carol Berg hosts Anne Higgins (at Carol Berg’s Ophelia Unraveling)
  90. 20 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés — Darla C. R. d’Aubigné (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry).
  91. 20 April 2012: Marie Marshall (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  92. 21 April 2012: Statistics — math to improve man’s lot (Mary Alexandra Agner at JoAnne Growney’s Intersections — Poetry with Mathematics)
  93. 21 April 2012: The Scruff of Poetry (Christina Nguyen at Mary Alexandra Agner’s Pantoums & Persistence)
  94. 21 April 2012: Couplets Blog Tour: Opening the Dream Cabinet with Guest Ann Fisher-Wirth (at Celia Lisset Alvarez’s Writing with Celia)
  95. 21 April 2012: Deb Scott (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  96. 22 April 2012: 3 Questions for Heather Kamins (at Miriam Sagan’s Miriam’s Well: Poetry, Land Art, and Beyond)
  97. 22 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés — David W. Landrum (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry).
  98. 22 April 2012: Couplets: a multi-author poetry blog tour — Angie Werren (at T.A. Smith/Yousei Hime’s Shiteki Na Usagi)
  99. 22 April 2012: Yousei Hime (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  100. 23 April 2012: Guest Post by Carol Berg (at The Wordsmith’s Forge: The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette)
  101. 23 April 2012: Couplets: Interview with Iris Jamahl Dunkle (at Francis Scudellari’s Caught In The Stream)
  102. 23 April 2012: Guest Post by Stella Pierides (at Sabra Wineteer’s The Bloomin’ Blog)
  103. And They Were Never Afraid (Sherry Chandler at Mary Alexandra Agner’s Pantoums & Persistence)
  104. 23 April 2012: Featured “Couplets” Poet: Julene Tripp Weaver (at Christina Nguyen’s A wish for the sky…)
  105. 23 April 2012: Margaret Dornaus (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  106. 24 April 2012: Macbeth and Probabiliby (Michael Round at JoAnne Growney’s Intersections — Poetry with Mathematics)
  107. 24 April 2012: Exploring the blueshift on the Couplets blog tour (review of Blueshifting at Sherry Chandler‘s blog)
  108. 24 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés — Catherine Rogers (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry)
  109. 24 April 2012: Fiona Robyn (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  110. 25 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés — Timothy Green (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry)
  111. 25 April 2012: balance and flexibility: Molly Peacock part one (at Joanne Merriam)
  112. 25 April 2012: Couplets: Crossing Genres with Iris Dunkle (at Wendy Brown-Baez’s Wendy’s Muse)
  113. 25 April 2012: Fiona Robyn (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  114. 26 April 2012: Kathy Uyen Nguyen (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  115. 26 April 2012: Couplets: My life as a poet (Anne Higgins at Sue Burke‘s Mount Orégano)
  116. 26 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés — Lizzy Swane (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry)
  117. 26 April 2012: NaPoMonth Guest: Mary Alexandra Agner (at Stella Pierides: Literature, Art, Culture, Society)
  118. 27 April 2012: elbow grease and enthusiasm: Molly Peacock part two (at Joanne Merriam)
  119. 27 April 2012: Couplets Blog Tour: Carol Berg Hosts Pat Valdata (at Carol Berg’s Ophelia Unraveling)
  120. 27 April 2012: Poetry with Math — BRIDGES 2012, Limericks (John Ciardi at JoAnne Growney’s Intersections — Poetry with Mathematics)
  121. 27 April 2012: Couplets Poetry Tour & Sharing Your Story (Lisa Cihlar at Michele Fischer’s Finding Your Voice)
  122. 27 April 2012: Stella Pierides (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  123. 28 April 2012: Three Poetry Reviews for National Poetry Month: reviews of Heather Kamins’ Blueshifting, Peg Duthie’s Measured Extravagance and Gail White’s Sonnets in a Hostile World (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry)
  124. 28 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés — Stephen Bunch (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry)
  125. 28 April 2012: Weaving Words, an interview with Ned Haggard (at Wendy Brown-Baez’s (Wendy’s Muse)
  126. 28 April 2012: Couplets Blog Tour: Celia Lisset Alvarez on Poetry & Politics (at Sunslick Starfish: chronicling the amazing ideas and adventures of Ching-In Chen: Writer & Community Organizer)
  127. 28 April 2012: From Nature’s Patient Hands: For Couplets, Elizabeth Barrette (at Wendy Babiak’s What I Meant to Say)
  128. 28 April 2012: Marty Smith (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  129. 29 April 2012: Cara Holman (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))
  130. 29 April 2012: not to edit out the surprises (Diane Lockward at Joanne Merriam)
  131. 30 April 2012: Science, Sonnets and Speculation: Peg Duthie (at Joanne Merriam)
  132. 30 April 2012: Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés — Oliver de la Paz (at Christine Klocek-Lim’s November Sky Poetry)
  133. 30 April 2012: Deb Scott (at Angie Werren’s feathers: micropoetry (and tinyprose))

 

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Couplets – April 1st

ETA: And, Stella Pierides is a guest at Margaret Dornaus’ Haiku-doodle.

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