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d. ellis phelps is the authr of Making Room for George (Moon Shadow Sanctuary Press, 2016) and of this blog. All images are copyrighted unless otherwise noted.
New poem published in Voice de la Luna, Vol. 9 #3, May, 2017, p. 30. I am sharing my poem published in the May issue of the magazine here but please do check out this San Antonio quarterly magazine of arts and literature and subscribe here!
It’s a steal at only $35 annually that includes four jam packed issues featuring some of San Antonio’s premier poet’s and artist’s work.
As I’ve explained in a previous post, I created a new edition of Making Room for George this year and I will soon be taking the first edition out of print. Here I’m continuing with the capture of my 5 star reviews from Amazon so they’ll all be in one convenient place for readers since Amazon is unable to do this for me.
Do you have a question to ask that I didn’t answer here? For example, if you have read Making Room for George, do you have a question about whether a particular part is fact or fiction? Ask me. I’ll tell…or…get the book now!
It’s free with kindle unlimited. Then come back and ask me. You’ll want to. I promise!
Notice on the screenshot from Amazon above that there are only 6 reviews showing for George.
In reality, The book has 23 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 reviews but 16 of them are assiciated with the first edition (Balboa Press, 2013;about to be out of print ) and thus Amazon is unable to link them to my second edition (Moon Shadow Sanctuary Press, 2016).
So… I am capturing them myself! Isn’t that Super-Indie of me?
This reviewer compares the book to Olive Kitterage and Dinner at the Heartbreak Restaurant. Cool!
I love this woman. Guts and grit, and grace under fire…until a reckoning was due. We know this story. Or know of it as I do from writing my own memoir about life in the Piney Woods. Especially if you share history with East Texas, the sights and sounds, struggles and redemption, ride back on waves of memory stifling as summer heat. My heart felt bruised and I was pissed from the first lines. The tension of small gestures. That particular brand of Texas men. Their unconsciousness. And still the feminine automatically – foolishly? – by nature, holds nurturing space for them to be. And still…the extraordinary power of love seeps up through the cracks in even the meanest of circumstances. As I read Making Room for George, I was reminded of Dinner at the Heartbreak Restaurant and Olive Kitteridge. George is equally large in creating an immense, aching tension through the small cuts of disappointment. I feel the Bet’s insides…the small diversions…taking the top off flammable circumstance. The sleepless mind on spin cycle. The clueless man. Universal female understanding and automatic, inbred response to clueless men. That sense of entitlement. The wifely service rendered always…no matter. Until a lit match ignites the gasoline spill inside the gut.
This is a love story. But not as you imagine. The reflections shared touched me deeply, and brought me squarely home to myself: “I spent hours swinging in the shade of the elm, under the summer sun. I wrote in my journal, drank iced, herb tea, and tried to think what karmic act, what law of attraction, what principle of Quantum Theory I had set into motion that had shifted my life so dramatically in just three short years.” If you have accepted that change is the only certainty in life, and you are willing to look at yourself honestly, you will feel supported and alive to possibilities as you read this impelling story.
A San Antonio based, Quarterly Literature & Arts magazine has published this painting and one of the poems I wrote for the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project in March, 2016.
These two pieces represent the beginnings of an increasingly political bent in my art & writing. To my surprise, the painting has sold. So much for trying to “make things pretty” when they are decidedly not.
Here you see the matriarchal warrior goddess questioning: how many painters does it take to change a nation; how many $ does it take to trump justice.
It is not simply a female leader we need. It is a compassionate, honest, dignified, just, intelligent leader (of any gender) we need. & since the populace seems blinded and deceived by drama and captivated by fear, I wonder what kind of cataclysmic event it will take to bring us again to our metaphorical knees or whether All that is Whole and Good and Pure and True will move us to redemption.
How does Great Spirit move in you? This is how it moves in me: