Pyriform – Poetry by Brenda Yeager
Over the years, our family has enjoyed some Christmas reading. We’ve read through The Little Match Girl, The Elves and the Shoemaker, A Christmas Carol, Sherlock Holmes and The Adventures of the Blue Carbuncle, and many other great stories. But one of our favorites is poet Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales, which we read every Christmas Eve. It’s a beautiful story that shares Christmas memories from over one hundred years ago. If you’re looking for an enjoyable short read, here’s a link to a public domain version:http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701261h.html
The Sound of Thunder – Prose by Stephanie Lawrence
Author Lori Armstrong brings inspirational thoughts and a fresh perspective to a difficult topic of our time. She does a compelling job of addressing the fears associated with being bullied and presents a positive spin to something that, for so many, can be troubling and difficult. This is a must-read for kids and adults who deal with bullying, as well as those who bully.
Third place winner in the 2023 Poetry of Outliers Competition, by Brian Sonia-Wallace
2nd Place Winning poem of the 2022 Poetry of Outliers Competition
First Place Winning Poem in the 2022 Poetry of Outliers Competition