“The Mystic Blue” by D.H. Lawrence

Fascinated by the way the last line, and only the last line, of the last poem (The Mystic Blue) is changed in the London and New York editions of Amores by D.H. Lawrence. Amores was published in 1916.

London Edition: “Of midnight and shake it to fire, till the flame of the shadow we see.”

New York Edition: “Of midnight shake it to fire, so the secret of death we see.”

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura’s “Common Grace” Poetry Collection

Common Grace is a wonderful poetry collection by Aaron Caycedo-Kimura from Beacon Press. My favorite poems: Burial, marking territory, Nest, and If this were the day. The collection, which showcases a wide range of forms — from prose poems to one-liner haiku — is infused with memory, family history, anguish, connection, and the astonishments of everyday life. Highly recommended, most definitely worth seeking out and adding to your stack of poetry books.

Kevin Sampsell’s New Collage Book “I Made an Accident”

Got my copy of Kevin Sampsell’s beautiful collage book — I Made an Accident (published by Clash Books). What an inspiring and electric collection! And I loved the intro — about obstacles, discovery, creativity, breakthroughs, inspiration, learning, community, and perhaps most of all, fun. Highly recommend this book from a true force in indie publishing (and now collage), published by an indie publisher. Now go get your copy at an indie bookseller. (I got mine via Powells Books).