An Award and a Review–a Good Day for Rooted and Winged

I have a little Rooted and Winged news. It’s a Book Excellence Winner in Poetry! Oh yeah, baby.

This is a nice little present to me for the work I put into the book.

Poet Carol Bachofner has posted a review of Rooted and Winged on her new Substack newsletter/blog. I hope you enjoy the review. It is the first in a series of poetry book reviews she plans to write. The second one is already up and it’s about Patricia Smith’s Unshuttered. Please consider following Carol’s newsletter as she continues to write about poetry.

My boy Meesker trying to keep me from reading Meg Pokrass’ micro stories or my Kindle. “ Pet me, Ma.”


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47 responses to “An Award and a Review–a Good Day for Rooted and Winged

  1. Amy

    Mazel tov! That’s awesome!

  2. Congratulations, Luanne!

  3. Wow! Congrats!

  4. How cool is this! Celebrating your every success!

  5. Congrats that is so awesome!!

  6. Congratulations, Luanne! That’s wonderful news!! On my way to read Carol’s review.

    • Thanks, Liz. I think you might like to follow Carol’s substack. Really smart poetry articles.

      • You’re welcome, Luanne. Thank you for the recommendation. Substack seems to be gaining a lot of traction, but I’m reluctant to subscribe to anything that is going give me more email to deal with.

        • I hear you on that, but I am finding a few of these substacks to be really interesting reads. Carol’s perhaps in particular.

          • Do you think that Substack sites will replace blogs?

            • That’s a good question. I think a lot of writers are starting substacks. The idea seems to be to get people to subscribe for free, and then you can try to get them to pay for a paid subscription by offering more at that level. So it’s a bit more ambitious and less “random” than a blog. I mean, I am apt to write about anything on my blog and if I didn’t post for awhile it wouldn’t be a big deal and if I wrote about facial skin care (which I have considered) it would be ok on my blog. But on a substack? Not so much and especially if there are any paid subscribers at all.

              • Hmm. Expecting people to pay for what I post online does not appeal to me at all. Too much pressure, and it would take all the fun out of it.

              • Luanne, I think you describe Substack very well. I have several free subscriptions on that platform and one paid subscription. I really enjoy the writing I find there. I also enjoy knowing that a percentage of the subscription fees (if any) go directly to that writer.

                On Medium, there’s one subscription fee and that gets divvied up among the thousands of writers writing there. So, yeah, sometimes the story you spent days writing and polishing will net you a few pennies.

                I don’t think Substack or Medium will replace blogs, but I could understand some writers switching just because they like the interface better than, say, WordPress. I guess that’s why Jill Weatherholt moved to Substack. Her newsletter is free, but she just didn’t like working with WordPress anymore.

                I have a premium account on WordPress and have thought about moving to Substack to save $ but … I have more control over my blog on WordPress. I might gripe about it, but I’ve gotten used to it 😉

  7. Happy for you, Luanne.

  8. Woot woot! Congratulations! 🙂

  9. How lovely! A well deserved award and a beautiful review! 💐

  10. Wonderful news! Huge congratulations, Luanne – well deserved – excellence is your middle name.

  11. Wow! What a marvelous, thoughtful review. And congratulations on the book award!

  12. What an amazing review. You know how much I admire when such thought is put into them. Congratulations.
    And Meesker is cute. Not sure I’ve seen him before…

  13. Congratulations on the award and the review 🙂 And cats always want us to have eyes only for them 😉

    • Thanks, Marie! Haha, Meesker is on a campaign to be the only cat. But then so is Sloopy Anne. And Lily. And Kana. Only Perry wants to be friends or bosses of everyone.

  14. Congratulations, Luanne!

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