Category Archives: Books

Candlelight Books

Took last year off to write a novel. I figured the longer I waited, the less likely I would ever write one. Been busy working on the third draft of The Fiddler’s Sonata, so I’ve kinda neglected blogging. My first … Continue reading

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The Making of the Poets: Byron and Shelley in Their Time

Just finished reading an interesting comparative biography about the young lives of Byron and Shelley by Ian Gilmour, a Conservative MP, who wrote about economics and politics. A portrait of the young artists as young men, it covers the young … Continue reading

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Ros Barber’s The Marlowe Papers

Enjoying reading Ros Barber’s The Marlowe Papers: A Novel. Came across this on page 17: CONJURORS Watching my father at last, I learnt that love is a necessity of craft. Who writes must love their pen and every mark it … Continue reading

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“The Sonnets of Michelangelo” translated by Elizabeth Jennings

Not only did Michelangelo sculpt the statue of David and and paint the Sistine Chapel, but he also wrote some amazing sonnets! Facile in artistic form, he was also facile in poetic form. In doing the translation, Elizabeth Jennings said … Continue reading

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A Grasshopper, a Cricket and John Keats

Finished two more woodblock prints, this time of a grasshopper and a cricket. A set of notecards can be ordered here. As we transition into autumn, here’s John Keats’s meditative and ever-so lovely sonnet, On the Grasshopper and Cricket: ON … Continue reading

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Lord Byron

Took the woodblock image of Byron I originally made for postcards and reproduced it on card stock and added a hand-stamped background to make this blank notecard. A set of five can be ordered here. I HAVE NOT LOVED THE … Continue reading

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Ovid’s “Magic” and Finding Treasure

Before I went on vacation, I stopped by my local library’s annual book sale. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the first day of the sale (where the pickin’s are the best), but still was able to find copies of Plato’s Republic … Continue reading

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