Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Parents Wedding

Lillian Elizabeth Reineke and E.P. Reineke  please click the link to see My parents wedding photo 1935 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  They were married in August and my mother carries an elegant bouquet of gladiolas.  She was 21 and he was 26.  He was working on a Phd at the University of Missouri at the time.  They moved to New York City and he worked for the Borden Company for a while.  I was born at the Cornell Medical Center in New York and then we nreturned to Missouri where my Dad finished his degree in physiology and pharmacology.  He made a breakthrough in the lab synthesizided thyroprotein.  Then he had many offers from various universities and he chose M.S.U.  By then I was eight years old and it was the end of World War II as we drove from Columbia Missouri to East Lansing Michigan.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Who Needs Halloween?

With all of the bad news lately, who needs Halloween?  Here is art by Albrect Durer who illustrated the Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse. Bible scholars do not agree on the cryptic meaning of this passage from the book of John, but the Durer wood cut is powerful.


Albrect Durer

Barbara Spring

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

           click the link:  Barbara Spring's Amazon page  On this page are my four books, a couple of videos and my bio.  Check it out.


more information on the websites above.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Coleman Barks on Youtube.

Coleman Barks reads a poem by Rumi

Coleman is one of my mentors.  He declaims poetry as it should be.  Click the link above for a beautiful video on youtube.

My watercolor of moon flowers in my garden.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Interview with Patricia Clark 
click the link above to Atticus Review

 From the English Department at Grand Valley State University where I used to teach, some lessons about how Patricia Clark goes about writing a poem.

I own her book, North of Wondering.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Books by Barbara Spring

Sophia's Lost and Found  click the link for information about books by Barbara Spring

Three books of poems and one non-fiction: The Dynamic Great Lakes


 above: The Wilderness Within: poetry