Temescal Writers






Her Voice Is Blackberries
A Book of Poems by joan marie wood


“Her Voice Is Blackberries takes the reader on a journey that is at once immense and personal. These poems, grounded in remembrance, filled with the minutiae of daily life, open onto a new understanding of the sacred, and reveal to the reader the oneness of the Self and the World.”
— Diane Di Prima,
author of “Loba” and “Recollections of My Life as a Woman”
“Joan Marie Wood's Her Voice Is Blackberries is an account of motherhood and of long, unforgotten turmoil. It is beautiful and powerful, yet filled with strength and grace. Everyone whose life has been touched by pain and by suicide should take this book to heart and master its lessons of survival and redemption.”
— Sue Walker, Poet Laureate of Alabama,
author of “Blood Must Bear Your Name”
and “It's Good Weather for Fudge: Conversing with Carson McCullers”
From Amherst Writers & Artists Press
Available through Amazon
ISBN 0-941895-28-9; Softcover: $14.95

Making Observations First: my life and science


A father's memoir edited and published by Joan Marie Wood


“For over eighty years [Alfred Woodcock] was the quintessential observer of nature and questioner of how it works. He was perhaps one of the last true natural scientists. Largely self-taught, he rose from being a crewmember on the original R/V Atlantis to become a senior scientist at both the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and subsequently the University of Hawaii. I had the distinct honor and pleasure of working closely with Al from 1965 to 1970, and he has been my scientific hero ever since . . .. [H]e believed in looking closely at his environment (which few of us really do), questioning and thinking about what he was seeing, and then carefully planning and carrying out the research necessary to address the question at hand. What more can one ask of a scientist?”

— Robert A. Duce, Distinguished Professor (Retired), Departments of Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A & M University


From Merestream Books
Available Through Amazon
ISBN 978-0-9790524-0-8; Softcover: $30.00