My new book, “Historias” releasing in April, National Poetry Month


A new book from Rachael Z. Ikins !

Originally posted on Writerraebeth's Weblog:

This 6th collection of poems is special to me for many reasons. In my opinion it is my best book yet. It contains poetry primarily in English with some Spanish verses woven through. It is centered with a flash fiction piece I started on my iPhone high over the Atlantic on my way home from Lismore Castle, IRELAND.

The book is a result of the two writing workshops I attended in the past two years. Prize winning author Ethel Rohan ” Goodnight Nobody” and poet Patricia Smith who has won, I think, several prizes for her collection ” Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah” were teachers of mine whose instruction and impact had a lot to do with how the poetry I chose was worked and even the order of the works.

Two peers from my second workshop, Marge Piercy’s Poetry Intensive 2014 consented to read the book and to write cover…

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Forget Winter

Today, I offer photos from last fall, with pretty autumn leaves and a bright blue sky.  I hope you enjoy these — a change from the snow outside my windows!

Colorful autumn leaves

Colorful autumn leaves

White birch branches against a bright blue sky

White birch branches against a bright blue sky