Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ed Balldinger

Imagine the bright morning sunlight cut by the fine crystal of a wine glass resting on the weathered wood of a picnic table. Such a diverse image of contrasts expresses what I have found in the poetry of Ed Balldinger.

His collection, From Cavity’s Kitchen To The Bone Comber’s Home, is a stark combination of creativity, illustrating the universal concepts of heart tugs in images drawn from everyday and anywhere.

From his poem I Saw You There (p 42) :

“I saw your face in a lapping flame of
a late night campfire and as the ashes rose,
I was exposed to your elements,
so I stoked the fire with wood.”

These simple, everyday images tug at the reader’s emotions. The double and triple layers of meaning are just one example of Mr. Balldinger’s style.

I always recommend supporting contemporary poets but especially so in this case.

His book as well as his CD’s can be obtained directly from the source himself.

You can also enjoy more of Ed’s writing at:


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Akeith Walters November 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rod C. Stryker, The Sun Poet

"Rod C. Stryker has been writing poetry for more than twenty years. As a founder of The Sun Poet's Society, he has conducted open mic poetry readings and workshops at Barnes & Noble San Pedro Crossing for several years.

Exploits of a Sun Poet is his second collection of poems."  ...Pecan Grove Press

I can not say enough about this great collection of poetry. I first met Mr. Stryker when I participated in the open mic poetry reading in San Antonio. Not only did I hear him read his own work but I have the good fortune to now own a copy of his book of poetry. I encourage anyone who likes to read the best of contemporary poets to purchase  "Exploits of a Sun Poet".

And while you are at it, check out the PhotoArt of Rod C. Stryker.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Center Stage

Poet, novelist, playwright, humanitarian, Biola Olatunde embodies the essential essence of an artist. She is the author and creator of Ephesus, a literary blog.

I have the privilege and pleasure of being interviewed by Miss Olatunde, which appears on her blog in Center Stage.

Please see this entertaining blog and enjoy the full scope of creativity that Biola has to offer.

Monday, February 7, 2011


For a great listening experience of rich textured poetry, both written and spoken by the cowboy poet, Lynn Stokes, please go here.

It is a refreshing and entertaining compilation of new and original poetry with both a western "cowboy" flavor and universal appeal.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Best Of Every Day Poets


"Short poetry can brighten your outlook, broaden your mind, bear you away to other worlds and times, or simply enliven a few moments of your day. Without the commitment that longer poetic works demand, and with a variety that single author collections can’t offer, an anthology of short poetry is a perfect choice for exploration, reflection, and sharing.

The Best of Every Day Poets One brings together one hundred short poems selected from Every Day Poets’ first year of publication. This eclectic mix of forms and voices has something for every mood and moment, from a global array of poets both experienced and new."

Great Collection

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