Here are two lovely blurbs for my upcoming poetry collection, entitled The Meeting Place, due out May 2018, from Salmon Poetry of Ireland. It's starting to become real… In Dede Cummings' The Meeting Place, we find a writer at the height of her powers, reaching back to the past to find not only herself, but also to... Continue Reading →
To Look Out From
My first poetry collection out April 11, 2017! “In To Look Out From, Dede Cummings takes good advantage of the imaginative fluidity that poetry offers. Even her poems of memory and family are driven by curiosity and enlivened by quick maneuvers and spritely turns. And she is careful never to leave the reader behind.” —... Continue Reading →
Iceland in August 2016 with Green Writers Press!
Announcing the first Green Writers Press travel program for writers and readers, with a focus on incorporating a sense of place into your writing. Located between 61 and 66 degrees north latitude on the southern edge of the Arctic Ocean, Iceland is a country of dramatic extremes, where geysers and steaming lava flows coexist with... Continue Reading →
Going to CUBA! Update!
UPDATE, March 7, 2015 Our trip is filling up very quickly, and there is talk of Tim and Dede doing another one in March, 2016, so don't worry! Tim Weed, our guide, just returned from a National Geographic trip to the island, and he is really excited about our trip because he will be able... Continue Reading →
The Way to Create Great Writing (hint: it doesn’t have to be hard!)
Guest post by author/editor Suzanne Kingsbury Sometimes when you least expect it, magic happens. And that magic almost always starts with intention. This weekend eight incredible women took the step forward to make space for a little luxury, some pampering and tons and tons of creativity. On Friday afternoon, I walked into literary agent and... Continue Reading →
The Pond House Salon-Style Retreat Oct. 24-27th, lead by Suzanne Kingsbury
The Pond House Salon-Style Retreat— WE HAVE ONE SPOT LEFT! ~ A Domain-Changing Writing Retreat That Will Set Your Creative Genius on Fire ~ with Literary Agent Dede Cummings and Book Shaman Susan Kingsbury October 24-27th in Matunuck, Rhode Island Hey writers! Fall is coming and in that crisp beginning of the season there’s no... Continue Reading →
Seasons, Books & Writing
I just returned from co-hosting our first Writers' Workshop, with author-editor, Suzanne Kingsbury, at my family's summer home in Matunuck, Rhode Island. It was a magical time, with nine women, all eager to write, to share, to explore. When I called my mother, Shirley, to tell her how amazing and intense the salon writing sessions... Continue Reading →
The thought has found words . . .
Let's see: I was an English major in college, which was actually a good thing! I have a lifelong love affair with books and a book as an object, not a digital ball of light or touch-screen smooth and swiped, or a website (though I do website design and ePub books that are editorially and... Continue Reading →
April, Nat’l Poetry Month: Brian Turner, poet & soldier
When a manuscript of a book to be published comes across my desk, there is always a sense of anticipation. My job, as book designer, is one that I still relish even after 25 years. When I started out at David R. Godine, and later at Little, Brown/Atlantic Monthly Press, the very first list of... Continue Reading →