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To mark her 100th year, Joyce Johnson's book, Lifetime Memories in Verse, has been released by Publisher Gary Drury and is now available for purchase on Amazon.com.


Congratulations, Souper!

Blog Posted:7/9/2020 6:21:00 PM

Long-time Souper Bob Hinshaw’s poem "Inspector Tweede" is included in an English school work book titled, “KS3 ENGLISH ANTHOLOGY - DETECTIVES.”  The book contains the works of 24 authors including such renowned writers as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Edgar Allan Poe.  It is published by Hodder Education Company of London, England.

 "I am indeed awed to be included in such company as Poe, Doyle and Christie,” said Bob.  “Heady stuff for an Indiana country boy!  Nonetheless, I'm honored that my poem was included and in some small way enhance the educational journey of British children."

The book was published for British school children ages 11-12.  Each of the 24 lessons contains an article or poem written by the author in which the children are to: analyze the writers' techniques; recognize implicit ideas in the text; organize ideas and information; study interviewing techniques; and other activities to include writing essays about the information gained from the exercise.

Bob began writing at age 72 after retiring from the Air Force with 30 years service and serving nearly nine years as a Bailiff for the El Paso County Court, Colorado Springs, CO.  He has composed over 1360 poems addressing almost every topic including: military, patriotic, religious, Western, nostalgic, seasonal, humor and poems about God's creatures.   Bob has self-published five books of poetry, two of which are in the Library of Congress.  He emulates the poetic style of poets Edgar A. Guest and James Whitcomb Riley (The Hoosier poet and Bob is a Hoosier as well) writing about ordinary people and situations. 

Bob has won numerous national and international awards for his poetry.  Pending is the publication of a book by a California author about the Old West that will contain another of Bob's poems titled "Wagon Wheels."

Congrats on your latest achievement, Bob!

 

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Date: 7/27/2020 12:32:00 PM
Congratulations Bob well deserved and what an honor. God bless phyl
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Date: 7/11/2020 6:38:00 AM
Congrats, Bob on this super honor! Thank you Carolyn for posting this blog. You are a great friend to Bob and Soupers.
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Date: 7/10/2020 3:07:00 PM
wow, very impressive indeed, Bob - my congratulations
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Date: 7/10/2020 12:39:00 PM
I just want to say a BIG thanks to all who have congratulated me. Be aware that authors and organizations continually "surf" Soup looking for poems that might serve their needs, so keep on writing and perhaps one day one of your poems will be so acknowledged - I truly pray so. I cherish the support and encouragement of each one of you - Bob H
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/11/2020 5:53:00 AM
My friend, you are an inspiration to so many of us. Your blessing was most assuredly a well deserved recognition of your immense poetic talents and artistic excellence. God bless...
Date: 7/10/2020 9:39:00 AM
I've always been crazy about Bob's cowboy poems, especially because so few write in that style. I don't think many people outside the U.S. are familiar with it, but now the English children will learn all about "inspector Tweede."
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Date: 7/10/2020 8:08:00 AM
There is something really particularly wonderful about having your poem including in an educational book. The thought of bringing good poetry to the next generation (and not just the sometimes terrible stuff that floats around Instagram!) is really affirming. Well done Bob!
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 7/10/2020 9:34:00 AM
Nina, Bob's "cowboy" poems are a unique genre here and always a delight to read. We are lucky to have a poet skilled in this art!
Date: 7/10/2020 8:04:00 AM
Congratulations, Bob. What an honor! Bravo ~
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Date: 7/10/2020 1:33:00 AM
Well done, Bob...quite an honor and well deserved... : )
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Date: 7/10/2020 1:23:00 AM
Big congratulations Bob, a great honour. Tom
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Date: 7/9/2020 10:12:00 PM
Congratulations my friend. Your poetry is amazing and it is good you get recognition for such great artistic creations! I know the joy you must now feel since Cambridge asked permission to use my poem,"Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field", in its teaching courses. God bless.
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Date: 7/9/2020 8:45:00 PM
Nice of you to mention him, Carolyn
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Date: 7/9/2020 8:44:00 PM
That is so cool for Bob. A hearty congratulations to him!!
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 7/10/2020 9:36:00 AM
Thanks for the card, Andrea. It was nice of you to remember my birthday next week.
Date: 7/9/2020 8:32:00 PM
Congratulations Bob, a wonderful recognition and honor!
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Date: 7/9/2020 8:09:00 PM
Congrats Bob. It is always good to hear when a fellow poet's work is recognized and published.
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 7/9/2020 8:22:00 PM
Thank you, Rob. The very best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob H

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Small Habitats...Repost Rhymenatureearth,
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I do Free verselove
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