Carousel: Essays and Such ($14.95) is an enticing collection of essays and elegant rants written by an experienced word dancer, who speaks to her audience with intelligence and wit. A lost lady in front of an upscale hotel reminds her of stories by Jean Rhys. Watching how the media covers Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, she does not mince words. Negotiating public transit requires invoking the presence of Quan Yin. Whether sharing a journey to a poetry salon, or experiencing a stage musical, Jeanne Powell draws you in.
Left Coast Writers provides literary connections, support, readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. LCW hosts a variety of activities to launch the books of members and explore publishing alternatives. See bookpassage.com/left-coast-writers.