Hello, and welcome to my web site. My name is Ed Block. My family and I have lived in
Greendale, Wisconsin for over thirty years.
I am a published poet and an accomplished watercolorist.
For the last ten years I have studied watercolor with a group
of artists on Milwaukee’s southwest side. As a member of the
Wisconsin Regional Artists Association,
I have exhibited in the annual WRAP competitions and had a
watercolor painting of Greendale’s Trimborn House exhibited at the annual WAAA
convention in Madison. I take inspiration from natural scenes around Greendale and the
state of Wisconsin, as well as Minnesota, and the Pacific Northwest.
As poet I have published in a number of national magazines, and my collection of
religious poems, Anno Domini, has received endorsements from a variety of readers. I
am currently integrating some of my poetry and art in a series of hybrid poetry and
watercolor cards. Browse my web site for samples of all this work.
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Banners Of Longing
Join me in celebrating the release of my new book of poems, Banners of Longing.
Whether you are a believer, an unbeliever, or just someone “on a quest,” I promise that you will find something in this new collection to call forth your enthusiastic response.
If you tell me for whom I should write a special message, I shall be happy to oblige.
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Moments Strange is an expansive collection of poems about nature, seasons, and places, both across and beyond the North American continent. It also contains autobiographical poems, a number of poems focused on the Midwest, and, of course, what can only be called a group of poems about “moments strange.”
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Available for $19 plus shipping
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Announcing the publication of my third poetry collection, Shell Dreams, forty poems about Florida and beautiful Sanibel Island.
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Available for $12 plus shipping
Water’s Edge Press has nominated my poem “A Ship’s Complaint” for a Pushcart Prize!
Lamps of the Tradition
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Lamps of the Tradition
is a collection of short, easy to read reflections on twenty aspects of Catholic culture and practice. Beginning with lessons from the garden and some thoughts on recycling, Lamps
will take the reader on a lively, personal journey through Catholicism with a look at things like liturgical music, prayer networks, and reading the psalms, as well as popular feasts like Ash Wednesday and lesser-known prayers like the "Te Deum" and "Anima Christi." All too soon the reader will find Lamps
concluding with a humorous reflection on the saints and two throughful meditations on the Blessed Virgin.
At a meeting in Manitowoc, WI, where they compared their similar Catholic backgrounds, my publisher passed a copy of my Lamps of the Tradition
to President Joe Biden. Hope he likes it!
Voice of the Heartland
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Here's a link to the interview
I did with Tammy Bobrowsky, of Minnesota Public Radio affiliate, KAXE, talking about my new book, Jon Hassler -- Voice of the Heartland. You can order the book from me by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seasons of Change
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It is uncanny to read the poem below from my new collection, Seasons of Change
, after Hurricane Irma. Now that the pre-publication order period is over, you can buy directly from me. For $18 I shall send you an autographed
copy of Seasons of Change
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Milwaukee Poet Ed Block Pens 'Seasons of Change' | WUWM
March 8th, 2018 - It is decidedly secular in tone and subject, but like its predecessor it uses the passage of time as a way to explore the world. Block will read from his new collection Thursday night at Woodland Pattern Book Center, but first, he stopped by Lake Effect to talk with Bonnie North and read a selection of poems.
Table of Contents
for Seasons of Change
A Spring Migration
a sample poem from Seasons of Change
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Order your copy of Anno Domini
A collection of—often brief—poetic reflections, loosely based on
the liturgical year, but interspersed with poems on selected Gospel
passages, Anno Domini
will quickly engage even the beginning reader of
religious poetry. It will also appeal to seminarians and college students
interested in religious poetry. Anno Domini
provides a selective take on
some key religious themes that will, by turns, move, console, and inspire.
Links for my collection of religious poems, Anno Domini
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