Russian Folklore Poem: “Cream of Fool Ivan: A Recipe”

Teremok - Baba Yaga - Russian folklore poem

Today’s poem was actually published! The e-zine Quantum Fairy Tales included it in their Winter 2016 issue. BUT, alas, that issue (with the entire e-zine, it appears) is now little more than a broken link. For that reason I expect no one will mind if I re-post “Cream of Fool Ivan: A Recipe” right here. >=) … Read more…

The June Shelfie Gets Artsy-Fartsy (And a Little Out of Hand)

What I'm Reading - RandiAnderson.com

Folks, I fell off the wagon. I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear it. Even when I made that 4-book diet resolution, I was already cheating on it. BUT IT’S ‘KAY because the books I’m reading this month are even better than last month’s! My spiritual reading pick hasn’t changed (I’ll be reading The Imitation … Read more…

100 Themes Poem and Prompt: “The Hill-Top Exile, Dreaming Still”

The Hill-Top Exile, Dreaming Still

Themes of separation and exile seem to be the golden thread running through my poems. I’d almost say it was my “poetic mode.” Or mood. But then, perhaps exile is the essential mode of all poets … since, after all, to be human in this world is to be an exile. All of us long for perfect communion, … Read more…

Happy Halloween: 15 Spooky Stories, Poems and Songs Under 15 Minutes

All right, folks, it’s time to jump on the bandwagon and give you my top reading recommendations for Halloween. Except I’m not going to recommend books. No, I suspect your reading list is long enough already. Instead, I’ve gathered up my favorite stories, poems, songs, and poem-songs, which you can enjoy in 15 minutes or less. … Read more…