The Glass Sponge

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.

— Mark Twain

I like things ...


Maya Angelou
James Lee Burke
Billy Collins
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Emily Dickinson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Paul Harding
Ernest Hemingway
Marilyn Kallet
Bret Lott
Hilary Mantel
Alice Munro
Stacy Schiff
Shel Silverstein
Harrison Solow
John Steinbeck
Amy Stewart
Amy Tan
Lord Alfred Tennyson
Mark Twain


1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die
The Bible According to Mark Twain
Cleopatra: A Life
The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou
Felicity & Barbara Pym
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Grapes of Wrath
Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
The Hound of the Baskervilles
To Kill a Mockingbird
A Light in the Attic
The Lost Get-Back Boogie
Of Mice and Men (Novella)
The Neon Rain
The Old Man and the Sea
Packing Light, New And Selected Poems
The Pearl (Novella)
Saving Fish from Drowning
A Stained White Radiance
Where the Sidewalk Ends

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Jules Jacob

Jules JacobJulie "Jules" Jacob is the author of The Glass Sponge, a 2012 semi-finalist in the New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition, published by Finishing Line Press. Dozens of her poems, short stories, and non-fiction articles have been published in a wide variety of print and online publications. Recent publications include Frogpond, Camroc Press Review, The Binnacle Literary Journal of Coastal Maine, Four and Twenty, Grey Sparrow Journal, Writer's Gazette, Eighth Anuual Ultra-Short Competition and HuffPost Women/AOL's MyDaily.

Jules attended the University of New Hampshire, The Horticultural Therapy Institute and Colorado State University. She's a Horticultural Therapist and a child advocate for CASA of Southwest Missouri. Jules lives in the Mark Twain National Forest near Branson, Missouri where she volunteers as a Master Gardener for the University of Missouri Extension.

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— Dr. Harrison Solow. Harrison Solow is a Pushcart Prize winning writer, author and university professor. Her latest book is Felicity & Barbara Pym.

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