Love People. Cook Them Tasty Food.

I don’t cook that much that often anymore, a habit I’ve lost more or less since my Roger died and cooking lost its lustre. Now, I mostly just throw something together. I count on eggs, keep handy fruits ’n vegs, some bread units. Peanut butter! And dinners out and Door Dash! I get by. But!Continue reading “Love People. Cook Them Tasty Food.”

A Small Cornucopia for Thanksgiving

My Body the Guitar Poems on guitars and guitarists by Karla Linn Merrifield Coming soon! My newest book, My Body the Guitar, will be arriving in early December from Before Your Quiet Eyes Publications Holograph Series (Rochester, NY). “My Body the Guitar is a poetry book inspired by guitars, guitarists, and their music. In “PartContinue reading “A Small Cornucopia for Thanksgiving”

Of Mr. Rogers and Venus Fly Traps—an Interview with Scott Ferry

Scott, welcome to The Muses’ Refugia. Thanks for joining with me to share with readers a taste of your life in poetry. First the basics: How’d you get into the poetry game? Thank you for having me! I am honored. I have been writing poetry ever since high school (which seems like a really longContinue reading “Of Mr. Rogers and Venus Fly Traps—an Interview with Scott Ferry”

“Funky country blues fusion”— An Interview with Guitarist George Ott

George Ott bills himself as a “long-suffering, underappreciated Jersey Shore musician.” At least that’s how he “signed” the blurb he wrote for my forthcoming book, My Body the Guitar (see previous post). As a thank you to George for writing the blub—and to amp up appreciation for him and his remarkable talents, I interviewed himContinue reading ““Funky country blues fusion”— An Interview with Guitarist George Ott”

“The anatomy of genius”

I killed three lanai intruders with this book, two wasps and a wolf spider. (Had to. Allergies.) But it is Enid Shomer who slays our hearts with her 2020 collection Shoreless. I can’t remember when I have been so completely bowled over by a collection of poetry. “Exquisite ” leaps to mind. And “masterful, ”Continue reading ““The anatomy of genius””