CLOVER Comes to Village Books

  Sunday September 10, at 4 PM Clover, A Literary Rag returns for a reading at Village Books in Fairhaven.  We have a wonderful list of contributors in volume 13, twelve of whom will read at our event. Join us! If you are on Facebook, like Clover‘s page. Clover is an award winning magazine based Read More

UPDATE — About John James Reid’s Mother

Reminder – John James Reid presents from his latest collection of poetry, Mid-Atlantic, this Saturday, August 26, at 7PM, at Village Books in Fairhaven. Grab a chair, no one reads better than an Irish poet! I’ll be there to introduce John. John’s mother, Maureen Reid, raised her ten children in Belfast during the Irish Troubles. Read More


Mid-Atlantic, poems of separation and the sea is a new collection by local poet, John James Reid.  He reads from this volume at Village Books, Saturday, Aug. 26 at 7 PM. I  shall be  honored to introduce John, a Clover contributor, at his reading. John James Reid is an Irish poet, architect and mediator who Read More

CLOVER, Vol 13 — Celebrate!

Clover kicks off September with an event at Village Books at Bellingham’s Fairhaven location. Sunday, September 10. Fifty-five poets and storytellers make this edition possible. Twelve of our contributors will represent us all in Volume 13 at our event. You will get a mix of poetry and stories — fiction and memoir based. If you Read More

Ready Set Launch Clover, A Literary Rag, Volume 13

Friday, June 23rd  Clover, A Literary Rag, Vol. 13 launches at the Chuckanut Writers Conference in Bellingham, Washington. A shout out to Village Books and Whatcom Community College for bringing writers editors and agents together annually to WWC’s campus for two days of workshops and conversation about the art of the written word. ​ Clover, A Read More

Oh What A Night!

Congratulations, Clover! Norman Green and I accepted Mayor’s awards for the Arts for our little Rag from the ‘Ham. We were honored to be in the company of other recipients; among supporters, friends and family who encourage us each day. To dreamers who may be reading this note let me advise: I was born with Read More

Thank you Bellingham

To make a prairie it takes a clover and a bee One clover and a bee And revery The revery alone will do If bees are few ~ Emily Dickinson   It takes a community to make a Clover.  From this community comes a Mayors Arts Community Award for Norman L Green and me for Clover, Read More

About this Feud, Maybe

As the recipient of the first SULLY Award for certain auspiciousness for Clover, A Literary Rag, I want to applaud its creator, Mike Allegra.  A fine writer with a keen sense of greatness he thinks we should carry on the tradition of the SULLY by creating a writer’s contest — just what the rules of Read More

Spring Frogs

The wetlands chant Buddhist mantras — Spring and frog song. Straight across from my patio on the other side of the street is a pile of dirt taller than my house.  It comes from new construction–the tip top of it directs the eye to the North Star.  My daughter calls the mound of dirt Mt. Read More

IWS Gets Around — Jim, Sara, and Janet O.

Sara Simard and Jim Milstead share the podium at Village Books in Fairhaven, this Sunday, the 15th, at 4PM. Sara will read from her new collection from IWS Press called HEART. Jim will read from both  of his collections, COLLAGE and SCENARIO. You know Jim from Poetry Night and the Peace Vigils. You know him Read More

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