“‘Why Chicken Explodes in the Microwave’ by Nolcha Fox: A Review” by Barbara Leonhard

I invite you to read my review of Nolcha Fox’s new poetry book, “Why Chicken Explodes in the Microwave”. I thoroughly enjoyed her book and hope you will too! Continue on to MasticadoresUSA for the book review. https://masticadoresusa.wordpress.com/2023/03/24/why-chicken-explodes-in-the-microwave-by-nolcha-fox-a-review-by-barbara-leonhard/

“Happy National Poetry Day and World Poetry Day!” by Barbara Leonhard

Friends, I have published a post to celebrate National and World Poetry Day and the first day of Spring on MasticadoresUSA. I invite you to read the post…..


MasticadoresUsa // Editor: Barbara Leonhard

And it’s the first day of spring! May each new bloom be a poem!

And have you heard of the World Haiku Project? Among other world and nation celebrations, our Missouri State Poet Laureate, Maryfrances Wagner, is promoting Haiku writing across the state. You can read more about it here.

To celebrate all these occasions, I would like to offer some of my haiku. Please reply in the comments with a haiku if you are so moved.

Snow – a sloppy knife daffodils slump over spring caught unaware *** In silence so long ivy caught my heart and climbed my soul *** Wisdom is a cardinal red on green needles *** Green, pink, yellow in the English Ivy last Easter’s eggs *** Prowling cats hidden fairies sun night *** Atop a rusty shovel a cardinal sings spring songs *** The ocean in a grain of sand fends for itself…

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“Happiness is an elephant” by Nolcha Fox (and My Review of Fox’s Book, ‘Memory is that raccoon’) — MasticadoresUsa // Editor: Barbara Leonhard

Nolcha Fox is a prolific and entertaining poet! I was honored to review her book “Memory is that raccoon”, which contains the poem featured here. Enjoy! https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?preview=inline&linkCode=kpd&ref_=k4w_oembed_mGs735zp8njRe2&asin=9395224622&tag=kpembed-20 Happiness is an elephant sitting in the best chair, hogging the remote. I can only feed him peanuts and vacuum when he goes to the refrigerator for a... Continue Reading →

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