We had another fine week at Poets United, with another one shaping up ahead. On Friday, I featured a Vancouver Island poet, Margo Button, whose story is close to my heart. The feature included two riveting poems from her book The Unhinging of Wings. This poet and I have something rather devastating in common. Margo Button's son was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his early twenties, mine at seventeen. Sadly, Margo's son did not survive his illness. I know these poems will touch your heart as they did mine. It is worth scrolling back; they are not to be missed.
On Monday, we are chatting with Vivian Zems, a very busy poet who brought out not one but two new books in April, one of which was poems written in April. I am wildly impressed and had to ask her how she did it! I'm sure you'll enjoy catching up with her. On Wednesday Magaly is guest hosting Midweek Motif with the intriguing prompt: "not-so-old-fashioned hobbies." I suspect we will read about some interesting and unexpected hobbies on Wednesday. And next Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will be Magaly's Pantry of Prose, on the theme of "Stitches". That sounds like fun.
As it is Sunday, let's top up our coffees and see what goodies we have in the Pantry. Thanks for being here. We couldn't do this without you!