Entries by Bethany


YOU CAN CALL IT BEAUTIFUL, Debra Elisa. MoonPath Press, PO Box 445, Tillamook, OR 97141, 2023, 107 pages, $17.99 paper, http://MoonPathPress.com. I’m enthralled by this book of poems by Oregon poet Debra Elisa. My first impression was that her poems made a good contrast to mine, choreographed differently, her language distinct and pocked with color. But as […]

Raven Chronicles Review

When I was given a copy of Tele Aadsen’s What Water Holds (Empty Bowl Press, 2023), I knew I would want to review it. I’m so so grateful to Phoebe Bosché at Raven Chronicles for making room in their on-line forum for it. To read the review, click on this link: https://www.ravenchronicles.org/book-reviews/bethany-reid-what-water-holds. You can learn more about the […]

Blue Heron Review / Fall 2023

I honestly mean to do a short series of MoonPath Press reviews, in anticipation of the release of my book. But distractions abound! One of the best sort of distractions came in this morning’s email — a friend, Lisa Ashley — has a poem in the current edition of Blue Heron Review. I recognized some […]

Louise Glück, 1943-2023

“Later I began to understand the dangers and limitations of hierarchical thinking, but in my childhood it seemed important to confer a prize,” she said. “One person would stand at the top of the mountain, visible from far away, the only thing of interest on the mountain.” —Louise Glück (from the New York Times, 10.13.23) I know […]