Book spine poetry for World Poetry Day

Today, 21 March, is World Poetry Day. It was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1999. So why am I showing you a stack of books… and none of them poetry? Well, this is my little offering of ‘book spine poetry’. If you’ve not been introduced, book spine poetry... Continue Reading →

Words to write by: Ursula K. Le Guin

In the month since the death of American author and feminist elder Ursula K. Le Guin, there have been many tributes and people reposting, sharing, and reminding us of her best writing, her powerful speeches, her all-round literary badassery. I have enjoyed these posts and the chances to read (again) her sharp and moral words.... Continue Reading →

A first

“So whatcha got there, Dr Kahler, on this bright, summer’s day?” “Oh, just my first manuscript submission and my fingers crossed.” Welcome. After many years of research and writing, and double-triple-checking and revising, and writing and revising some more, I have a nonfiction book manuscript. It is a family memoir entitled History for Tenzin. I... Continue Reading →

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