Guest Post: Kin Types by Luanne Castle

I had the privilege of guest blogging about a poem from Kin Types today.

Diary of an Eccentric

Luanne Castle is my guest today to celebrate the release of her latest poetry collection, Kin Types. She’s here to share a poem from the book and its inspiration. Please give her a warm welcome!

Advice from My Forebears

Always use hot pack canning for your green beans
and test your seals at the end.

Don’t grab a burning oil stove without considering
the consequences.

Don’t get in debt. If you don’t got it, don’t get it.

Make up your mind what church you’ll attend
and go there as often as you can stand.

Be Dutch or you ain’t much.

Get the log out of your own eye so you can get
the speck out of the other’s eye.

We can’t talk about it, but here’s your great-grandma’s
Eastern Star ring so you will have a signal.

Never pick a fight but if someone hits you,
hit them back.

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4 responses to “Guest Post: Kin Types by Luanne Castle

  1. Congrats, Luanne! how are you feeling about Kin Types and its reception?

    • Here you are again ;). I am really happy with Kin Types, and I have been thrilled with the reviews it has had. I am less thrilled with the people who didn’t review it that I thought were going to. There have been a handful of disappointments that way. But I guess that always happens. I’ll try not to take it personally ;).

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