This issue is stunning. I’m so proud to have two poems in it. “A Sol in Flower” and “A Girl Can Dream”. you can download the issue or order it on Lulu. Check it out! Issue VIII: Guinevere (rebirth) is now available to download and purchase. Digital downloads are free and print copies can be... Continue Reading →
“I Fear Me This – Is Loneliness -”
I have a new poem up at Spillwords today. You can find the link below, but first, some background. While sheltering from COVID exposure last winter, I was able to hear the neighbor children playing in the park after a new snowfall. From my study window, I could see them fashioning a sled run down... Continue Reading →
“Talk Smack to a Hurricane” by Lynne Jensen Lampe
“Talk Smack to a Hurricane” by Lynne Jensen Lampe https://masticadoresusa.wordpress.com/2022/12/27/talk-smack-to-a-hurricane-by-lynne-jensen-lampe/ — Read on masticadoresusa.wordpress.com/2022/12/27/talk-smack-to-a-hurricane-by-lynne-jensen-lampe/
“Warm Holiday Wishes” from Barbara Leonhard
I would like to share my holiday greetings from my post on MasticadoresUSA. May your holiday season be joyous and and your new year be prosperous! Please read on for my thoughts and photos…..
MasticadoresUsa // Editor: Barbara Leonhard
This is the time of year when we celebrate many occasions. I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all of you as you gather for spiritual and emotional renewal, as you light candles, enjoy traditional foods, exchange gifts, and reconnect with family and friends to celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and New Year’s. The Winter Solstice is also symbolic to many people.
What do these holidays have in common? Light. We light candles and decorate with lights. We’re enlightened with scripture, history, and family traditions. We’re brightened by gifts and goodies.
In winter, people sometimes feel introspective and even depressed. The days get shorter and darker. Truly some feel like they are hibernating in the shadows. The Solstice promises a shift in our light, and Christmas, hope in a rebirth with a new year and a new spring. Hanukkah and Kwanzaa teach that we can rise up against the…
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New Earth By Barbara Leonhard
The summer’s remaining bounty, harvested for the season’s last soup. Though the sun is low, fruit grips the vine, and kale fights like a hardy … (Please read on ….) New Earth By barbara Leonhard Thank you, Juan Re Crivello, for publishing my poem today on Gobblers & Masticadores! Juan is the creator and Director... Continue Reading →
Letter from the Director of Masticadores
Big news from Juan Re Crivello, the Director of Masticadores. I’m so grateful to be a part of this growing community and team of editors. Today we have crossed 250 thousand visits in 2022. It is an annual milestone that makes us very happy! We also want to wish you a Merry Christmas and… Letter... Continue Reading →
“Hidden in Childhood” (Ed. Gabriela Marie Milton) Coming Soon
Gabriela Marie Milton has only produced best sellers. Her writing is soul song, rich with luscious imagery. Her anthology, “Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women” was a huge success. Now she has formed her own publishing company, Literary Revelations, and her first publication is an anthology entitled “Hidden In Childhood”, which will launch... Continue Reading →
“Missouri River Walk: A Video” by Barbara Leonhard
My husband, Dierik, and I used to take long walks in the local parks, like Rock Bridge State Park, Gans Creek, and Three Creeks. We rode our bikes on…“Missouri River Walk: A Video” by Barbara Leonhard
I’m the new editor for MasticadoresUSA, and it’s been fun to communicate with authors and publish their work. Take a look here. Readers have enjoyed poetry, prose poetry, poetic memoir, short memoir, and fiction from talented writers from age 14 and up. I would like to publish at least 5 times a week, so I... Continue Reading →