Friday, September 12, 2014

Old Broads Waxing Poetic Cast : Friday

In honor of the Old Broads Waxing Poetic book launch ,
I am featuring our cast of poets.  Friday - Liza Carens Salerno

It's Liza with a Z, not Lisa with an S - I admit I had a heck of a time as I set up and formatted the book. Had to be super careful to get this author's name correct. But, now that I've read her poems and enjoyed her blog   she is Liza from MA and her work speaks to me.

Tight images - waves on the lake, pounding surf at the beach, or wind rustling through trees, and the sound of a train whistle in the distance. She captures a mood, and you can feel the outdoor temperature as you peruse her work. I absolutely love her title Ocular Spring and what it presents.

So, please meet Liza Carens Salerno on her blog, and via her poems in the Old Broads Waxing Poetic collection.

And as a side note, Stephen T. McCarthy won the free copy. His posts on Susan Swiderski's blog gave quite a tale of two old broads. Congrats to Stephen.


  1. I met Liza through working on this book too. I really like her blog and look forward to reading her poems. My order from Amazon is supposed to be delivered here tomorrow. I can't wait! :-) Have a nice weekend!

  2. You did an exceptional job of capturing the essence of Liza's poems! I've enjoyed reading all of your introductions, Joanne!

    Yay Stephen!


  3. Thank you, Joanne! I never thought my poems would be seen by an audience beyond my blog readers...and I am delighted to share them with such a group of talented and caring women as a part of this project. And thank you for your attention to my "Z." Trust me, the spelling and pronunciation of my name has provided much joy, and frustration over the years! Have a wonderful weekend!