Applause for Kevin Ansbro for “The Fish that Climbed a Tree” (And here is my review!)

From me this comes rarely and today it’s standing ovation for this ABSOLUTELY beautiful writer we have here named Kevin Ansbro!  I must enunciate with pauses: W-H-A-T   A W-R-I-T-E-R!  I have never been willed to do this but I couldn’t help myself so I did. I created a poem for this book and recited it into a recital video. (Please…

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Belonging Elsewhere (Indian girl speaks of travel to Scotland, and experiences there)

Oh Sir, they’re milking the blackfaces beyond the gate, Those bushy frowns over the fodder those mothers ate, Oh no, Gordon, I’m worried for I hear my mom call for long She doesn’t understand I’m at a place I truly belong. Oh look how colourful this alleyway looks,  The toiler spraying out of children’s books  He looks kind, Gordon, I…

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Speaking Clock

I saw you knock the crumbs off the sandwichHalfway through your bite, you get jittery jittery jitteryYou want to rush, you want to hurry, you have to worry,I presume if you didn’t, someone would make you sorry.And then you stick your head up, angled straight up at me,Maybe splice your schedule so you have moments of carefreeBut were you ever…

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A Kind, Humble, and Cheerful Soul I Found As a Friend, a Teacher, and mostly as a Model for a Happy Fulfilling Life

Today I won’t write assuming any of my usual perfectionistic guile when I am writing anything.Today I’ll write out of pure childlike delight for English literature, and for having found a marvellous and valuable friend in a far-off country. Don’t forget, I see a teacher in this friend as well. So this is to celebrate a wonderful person, a guide, and…

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Book Review for ‘Father Figure’ written by author, James J. Cudney

Written by Nilanjana Haldar Alright! Standing ovation for author, James J. Cudney! This book has earned my respect on so many fronts! In not much variation in commentaries from many others who have reviewed this book before, I have to declare that the author, James’s choice of writing a novel that circled around the plights of women (a gender different…

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