Circling Rivers, October 2020

Cover of Love's Fingerprints, by Bernard Horn

Bernard Horn’s LOVE’S FINGERPRINTS is very near its publication date of November 3! 

Poet Major Jackson describes the collection as “a jubilant song of persistent memory that recalls a profoundly realized life made rich by the promontories of family and abundant love.” Find out more, and pre-order signed and gift-wrapped copies directly from CR, or pre-order from your favorite bookseller here 

Bernie read from his book at the San Jose Poetry Festival, with intro from Jean. The whole afternoon was a feast of different voices and endeavors. Watch the whole video if you can — but we start at 56 minutes (56:00) and end around 1 hour and 5 min. (1:05:00). See it and other CR writers on youtube

Circling Rivers Writers

Jean Huets | Review of Summer, by Ali Smith, at The Millions

Nina Murray | “Walt Whitman in Russia” essay in Public Domain Review’s Selected Essays

Kenneth Pobo | Chapbook Uneven Steven (Assure Press); “Aunt Stokesia’s Potato Peeling,” “Turned,” in Ethel, Vol 6; “That Deep Place,” Slant, Summer 2020; “Dickinson With Bees,” “Love Note To Shirley Applegate,” “Something Left Out,” Gnashing Teeth, Love Notes You’ll Never Read.

Erin Wilson | “Threshold” in Crab Creek Review  

Friends of Circling Rivers

Walt Whitman: Facing West, by filmmaker H. Paul Moon, will premiere in partnership with Walt Whitman Birthplace on Oct 22. More info  “Facing West” is a cinematic setting of poems by Walt Whitman, with Darrel Blaine Ford reciting and manifesting “Song of Myself,” “There Was a Child Went Forth,” “Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun” and “Facing West From California’s Shores.” 

Publication date of Lenore Gay’s new novel Other Fires is October 20. “A brilliant study of tragedy on multiples levels. Beginning with a dysfunctional family struggling in the aftermath of a terrible fire, she expertly peels back the layers of human behavior and motivation that unravels the lives of the guilty and innocent.” – Pamela Webber, author of The Wiregrass. Pre-order