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Some Places You May Want to Visit

This is a short list of where you may want to visit to read some outstanding poetry and fiction on the net. Of course you may also desire to submit your work for consideration. Enjoy!

 

North of Oxford wordpress

 

Visit with us at North of Oxford

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/about/

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Easy Street Magazine

http://www.easystreetmag.com/

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Midnight Lane Boutique

https://midnightlanegalleryii.wordpress.com/

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Scarlet Leaf Review

https://www.scarletleafreview.com/

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In Shades Magazine

http://www.inshadesmag.com/

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Empty Mirror Arts and Literary Magazine

https://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/

panoply

Panoply – A Literary Magazine

https://panoplyzine.com/

blue

Blue Heron Review

https://blueheronreview.com/

odd

Oddball Magazine

https://oddballmagazine.com/

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The Pangolin Review

https://thepangolinreview.wixsite.com/mypoetrysite

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Canary Literary Magazine

http://canarylitmag.org/

jonah

Jonah Magazine

https://jonahmagazine.com/

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The Handheld Mirror of the Mind by Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

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Our poetry editor, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri’s fourth full length poetry collection, The Handheld Mirror of the Mind, is now available from Kelsay Books. You can find the book here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1947465740/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530546351&sr=1-1

What others say about The Handheld Mirror of the Mind:

Poetry of global dreaming. Life on earth is under threat and Diane Sahms-Guarnieri makes a poetic call for the survival of humans and all animal species, life on the endangered list. We are all connected and interdependent. Our past teaches us core lessons for the future. Now is the time to take action to preserve life on the global home we share. Diane’s poetry is a celebration of this life, inside and out.

—Martin Chipperfield, 34thParallel Magazine

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri is a stunning wordsmith. In her collection, The Handheld Mirror of the Mind, we journey through themes of loss, grief, our shared humanity, and the complexities of the inner life. With great tenderness and lyricism, Guarnieri skillfully navigates these topics. Her graceful descriptions of the natural world provide a vivid magic, as if painting with words. In one poem, Guarnieri refers to stars, “as pinprick diamonds mined out of/night’s cave—luminous studs/riveted through black velvet.” She deals with death and the expectation of loss with care, infusing the life of nature, as in the line, “Your dusty voice rising as spirit leaving mimosa.” There is also great comfort, as in the refrain of the poem, “As long as a heart is beating someone is always alive.” While dealing with human struggles, this collection offers hope. Guarnieri invites us to honor all beings, all creatures, and all understandings of faith by joining together, “as global dreamers in coexistence.”

—Cristina M. R. Norcross, Editor of Blue Heron Review; author of Amnesia and Awakenings and Still Life Stories, among others.

“What does a heart know anyway?” Diane Sahms-Guarnieri’s lucid and brave fourth full-length collection The Handheld Mirror of the Mind wrestles with this question, as love and loss pass as naturally as the seasons. Through elegy and aubade, the speaker turns her gaze inward, interrogating the darkness. However, as she sifts through memory’s wreckage, there are patches of light and hope, of song. As the speaker reconciles: “I carry their song inside my body,/inside rhapsody of thoughts….To them I sing this easy truth.”

—Emari DiGiorgio, author of Girl Torpedo and The Things a Body Might Become

 

The Handheld Mirror of the Mind:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1947465740/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530546351&sr=1-1

 

New Poems by Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

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Poet and Contributing Editor to North of Oxford, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri has recently had some poems published at Blue Heron Review and Jonah Magazine

You can read Let Memories Awaken here: Blue Heron Review Issue 8 Summer 2017

And at Jonah Magazine : Under the Eaves and Iris observes a sparrow at the apex and remembers