Our Time Is NOW!

This November 6th and all of the early voting times leading up to it are the most important elections of our time. Our voices are loudest during these elections and we desperately need to clean the garbage out of our government! We can do it but it’s going to take all of us – no […]

Review/Interview: Self-Portrait in Dystopian Landscape

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado A curious book with a lyrical title that sounds like something you’d hear on the radio between Wagner’s ‘Flight of the Valkyries’ and DeBussy’s ‘Claire De Lune’. I say curious because of the book’s unique nature. “It’s written from the perspective of the observer being observed,” Stephen Lackaye, poet and author of […]

Last Tuesdays Poetry; August 28, 2018

    by Danielle Champiet-Coronado Greatness isn’t achieved without a few follies and this poetry event was no exception to either. At first I thought that we were being punked by Gilbert & Sullivan or that Rod Serling would poke his head out from behind the stacks and say “gotcha!” Such was not the case. […]

Last Tuesdays Poetry; July 31, 2018

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado With the sun screaming at the Earth this summer leaving us no escape from its scorching temperatures, where can one go to find a reprieve? My favorite air-conditioned haven is the Barnes and Noble bookstore, especially on the last Tuesday of the month; their poetry event! If great books and friendly, attentive […]

The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado Two of my favorite things about the Last Tuesday poetry group are getting to meet the authors and the unpredictability of the events. They’re always chock full of surprises, from side-splitting humor to incredible poetry and everything in between. March was no exception for us. It started with a near last-minute change […]

Guilt in our Pockets: Poems from South India

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado   Braving the winter chill and the rain, I found a friendly face waiting in the Starbucks café at Barnes and Noble. It was Tuesday, the last Tuesday, and soon poets and poetry lovers would be gathering for the open mic session that evening. Fortune favors the bold and it certainly did! […]

Villain Songs by Tammy Robacker

By Danielle Champiet-Coronado Something mischievous this way blows and the room was afire with Halloween prose. There were ghosts and mummies and ghouls one and all, light-hearted humor and celebrations of fall. Great works they were and no, I’m not braggin’. Stories of woe and of hope and a bit about a dragon! Beware to […]