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Wednesday, July 18, 2012



I've signed onto Makoto Fujimura's Kickstarter project and hope you will as well. I admire Mako and his nihongan-style painting, as do many people around the globe.


Midori Snyder has shared Paul Digby's wonderful video of my poem "In Extremis," and reminded me of her lovely blog, In the Labyrinth: She also has this and more to say about The Throne of Psyche: "First up read Marly Youmans's splendid and mythicaly off the charts collection of poems, The Throne of Psyche. It will get under your skin immediately -- like all myth and fairy tale weaving together darkness and violence, coupled with beauty and transcendence. The taproot of nature anchors the poems in the material world but family and the powerful bonds of maternal love invite the visionary power of grace."
The Throne of Psyche book page here

(July 18)

Reader review by Mamie: Nancy, I agree 100% with your comments about A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage by Marly Youmans (Mercer $24). This book is to be savored, read over and over, and thought about in between readings! It has, as you said, all the markings of a true classic. -- Mamie
A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage book page here

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.