Ruth Thompson Poetry

Spring Along Cazenovia Creek

This isn’t a new poem – in fact, it begins my first book, Here Along Cazenovia Creek, praise poems to the changing seasons in the beautiful hill country of western New York. There is no spring like that after a long winter. Here in Hilo, we have had the longest, coldest, rainiest winter in history,…

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A Wonderful Review

There is a wonderful review of Woman With Crows by writer Claire Farley in The California Journal of Women Writers:http://tcjww.org/2014/05/29/woman-with-crows-by-ruth-thompson/ I do not know Claire and had not seen the review, so it came as a joyous surprise to open my computer yesterday and read her words. I am full of happiness – not just…

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“My Writing Process” Blog Tour

I was first asked to join the “My Writing Process” blog tour by the brilliant writer Rolf Yngve, whose “Chasing the Wolf Tone” is always fascinating. Since that time,  I’ve been amazed to read the wonderfully diverse, thought-provoking posts by other friends and acquaintances – such an inspiring variety of style and  personality! The questions…

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New News NOW

Yesterday my friend Marcia Meier posted a very interesting quote on Facebook, and a lively discussion followed. Here’s the quote: John Updike said, “No amount of learned skills can substitute for the feeling of having a lot to say, of bringing news. Memories, impressions, and emotions from your first 20 years on earth are most…