Introducing Poet Sam H. Arnold

Through the Eyes of a Poet series #2 Changing people's lives through teaching, mentorship, caring, and yes through POETRY! Sam H. Arnold, poet, writer, Author of The Detective Two Sam H. Arnold has made a lifetime of caring for others through her love of teaching and mentoring. Sam grew up in a small seaside village … Continue reading Introducing Poet Sam H. Arnold

Introducing Poet Nikki H. Rose in a Personal Interview on Her Poetry

Through the Eyes of a Poet series, #1 Nikki H Rose has come a long way from writing about a Marshmallow Queen in kindergarten, the first of her writings she remembers making her proud.  Today she’s a well-educated English teacher with a knack for writing emotional and personal poetry.  Setting the scenery for a poet … Continue reading Introducing Poet Nikki H. Rose in a Personal Interview on Her Poetry

Launching Poet Interviews Today

Some very personal glimpses into the lives and hearts of these unique writers Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay Good morning friends, This morning I am getting started a bit early after wrestling with a very complicated jigsaw puzzle all night. I worked the puzzle app, Just Jigsaws, for hours yesterday, and though it relieved the … Continue reading Launching Poet Interviews Today

The Proof is in the Reviews

About a month ago I launched "organic," my first poetry collection. The reviews are coming in, and they are stellar. I invite you to read them and consider ordering a copy of this book for yourself. My book ratings today!!! #1651 in Two-Hour Literature & Fiction Short Reads#3671 in Poetry (Books)#590 in Poetry (Kindle Store)#16251 … Continue reading The Proof is in the Reviews

Podcast Interview on Poetry–and Me!

I think you'll really enjoy this conversation on poetry and inspiration Author's photo I am sure you have all heard the buzz. I have a new poetry book out called ::organic:: The reception has been humbling. Here are a few reviews that I have received so far: In addition to a wonderful reception for the … Continue reading Podcast Interview on Poetry–and Me!

Celebrate with Me My Debut Book: Organic!!

It is a truly beautiful collection of poetry. The cover of my book. I am so proud of this long-awaited debut book. To order: organic--in paperback! organic--Kindle version! Order your copy now! I am pleased to have some wonderful recommendations written by other published authors and poets: Praise for organic: Christina Ward's poetry is heavy … Continue reading Celebrate with Me My Debut Book: Organic!!

Gathering Them — A Free Verse Poem on Leaps of Faith

Preparing a poetry collection. photo by adege on Pixabay Gathering Them I am gathering them,snapshots on a line,puzzle pieces,building blocks,roots. Together. Individually, yes, strength.Each a painting, a break in the timeline of my life,a check mark. But, together… Together they say something bigger.Together they are a timeline. Snapshots become an art gallery,puzzle pieces, when placed,begin … Continue reading Gathering Them — A Free Verse Poem on Leaps of Faith

There There by Tommy Orange, on the Urban Native American Experience

The debut novel and our Book Club event Author's photos On November 7th the Books Between Friends book club spent the evening on a mini road trip. We had dinner as a group at the Boxcar Grille and then carpooled to Lenoir-Rhyne University to hear Tommy Orange speak of his new and wildly popular debut … Continue reading There There by Tommy Orange, on the Urban Native American Experience

Misunderstood (i have been a flower in a tree)

a free verse poem Image by Kranich17 from Pixabay https://soundcloud.com/christina-ward-222068276/misunderstood-i-have-been-a-flower-in-a-tree i have been a flower in a tree.i have been so high up, no one could seethe immeasurable me, the impetuous me the always, always superfluous me this is what happenswhen a tree has its leaves on upside down, when the roots don’t growunderground and the … Continue reading Misunderstood (i have been a flower in a tree)

Delay of Autumn

a free verse poem of the season Image by Gerald Friedrich from Pixabay Delay of Autumn The Autumn wreath with plastic applesaged pine conesresides in closeted bin Temperatures dipdays shortensignaling yellows, deep reds, bursts of orangethe ushering in ofpumpkin — everythingnot this year the corn has been cuthusk-less stalks, sparse, driedscatter the field in muted … Continue reading Delay of Autumn