It happens this way …
Yesterday I had the pleasure of reading from my new poetry collection with two fine poets from New York at The Poetry Box’s monthly show. It was another Zoom event that brought together friends and family from around the US and Canada. I have to admit I’m loving not having to dress up, get in a car, and battle traffic and summer heat to attend poetry events. My wish is that live events will return and they will be balanced by online experiences that allow more people in more locales to attend.
In any event, I’d like to share “Mandate,” the first poem in the book. If you pre-ordered your copy, you received a broadside of this piece as well as the code that will enable you to hear me on your phone. Ah, technology!
If you still would like a copy, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with that request, and I’ll be happy to put one in the mail to you. The cover price is $16.00 and I’ll pay the postage for you. In the meantime, enjoy “Mandate.” It was written in April 2020 as we were just starting to hear about the deaths from COVID.
Kathleen Cassen Mickelson
I dove into this book as soon as I plucked it from my mail box! It’s wonderful, Carolyn.
Good Morning Carolyn—
Unfortunately I missed Saturdays Poetry Box Live. However, I just listened to your recording of the poetry from your latest book. It was enough to “hook” me into purchasing your book through the Publisher! Despite my connections mostly through Zoom, I have found a lovely platform of readers and writers via your website sharing as well as the folks at The Poetry Box. And of course, I enjoy the retreats through our mutual friends in NJ at the Prayer House!
Thank you for your gift giving words and uplift in our tumultuous world right now.