Final Stop on the WordCrafter “Poetry Treasures 3: Passions” Book Blog Tour

Tour Banner: Poetry Treasures 3: Passions on a beach in front of treasure chest.
Text: List of contributing authors, book title and "WordCrafter Book Blog Tours Presents"

This is the final stop in the WordCrafter Poetry Treasures 3: Passions Book Blog Tour. We’ve had a fantastic tour, with opportunities to hear from almost every contributor to the anthology. Every stop featured at two poets, sharing their works, which offers a nice taste of what you can expect in the anthology.

We’re also running a great giveaway for three digital copies of Poetry Treasures 3: Passions. You can find a schedule with links to each stop at the end of this post, if you missed a stop, so be sure to visit each one and leave a comment for additional entries in the giveaway.


Comment and let us know you were there, and get a chance to win a copy of Poetry Treasures 3: Passions in the digital format of your choice.Follow the tour and leave your comments along the way. One entry per stop.

Today’s Stop

On this tour stop we’ll hear poetry readings by two of the contributing authors to the anthology, Poetry Treasures 3: Passions, Judy Mastrangelo and Yvette Prior.

Meet Judy Mastrangelo

Judy Mastrangelo is a talented artist and poet, who has published several illustrated children’s books and two decks of Oracle cards. I first met her when I reviewed both her book, , and her Oracle cards, and I recently reviewed her Oracle cards, as well. Her illustrations are always bright and colorful. She does absolutely amazing nature and fantasy paintings. And in Poetry Treasures 3: Passions, she demonstrates her poetic talents, which are equally amazing.

Head shot: Judy Mastrangelo

Judy Mastrangelo has written and illustrated several books, which include themes of Poetry, Fairytales, and Fairies. She follows in the tradition of “The Art of the Golden Age of Illustration”. Some of her titles include: a series of four Fairy books: “Portal to the Land of Fae” which include Flower Fairies, Fairy Tale Fairies, Secrets of the Fairies, and Mystical Fairies. Additional books include “What Do Bunnies Do All Day?”, “Enchanted Fairy Tales”, which she illustrated and adapted, “The Star”, illustrating the poem Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, and her new fairy tale “The Magic Blanket”. Besides creating books, her artwork has been used in several Inspirational Oracle Card Decks, as well as some that she has also written herself. She licenses her artwork for many products, including Art Prints and Wall Murals. Judy has taught Creative Drama and Dance as well as Painting, to Children and Adults, and has directed her own Community Theater for all ages. As part of her work, she enjoys encouraging people to develop their own Imagination and Artistic Talents.

You can visit her at

“Gaia’s Love”, by Judy Mastrangelo

Gaia’s Love

Gaia’s Love permeates throughout.

Her deep passion for every water droplet, leaf, flower, 

butterfly, frog, and snail, can be seen and felt.

Breath deeply of the Air surrounding her.

She appears out of Purple Sunset, Sunrise Clouds.

She can be seen reflected in ripping waters, 

rising from her earthly hills and mountains,

as graceful leaves, rainbows,  

and flowers bedeck her.

Painting: "Gaia's Love", byJudy Mastrangelo
IMage: Huge Goddess emerging from riverwith mountains in the background and rainbow above head. A wnged deer is at the river's edge, under the trees.
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Text: "Fine wine and poetry. They just go together.", a listt of contributors, and "Available in digital and print editions at your favorite retailer through Books2Read"

Meet Yvette Prior

Yvette Prior is another poet whose work was new to me before being introduced on “Treasuring Poetry”, but I quickly saw what a talented poet she is. She took a different approach to the poetry reading than the others and got creative with it. Instead of reading a single poem, she’s reading samples of each of her poems featured in Poetry Treasures 3: Passions, and made a beautiful video to go with it.

Head Shot: Yvette Prior

Yvette Prior lives on the East Coast of the United States with her spouse, Chris, and together they have three adult children, two grandchildren, and no pets (after having many dogs over the years).

Yvette enjoys working with people and her varied work background includes education, social work, hospitality management, and lots of outreach. Her passion area is studying about health and wellness and after earning a Ph.D. in I-O Psychology, she poured into waiting book projects and she has not stopped writing since.

Her goal as a writer is to educate, edify, and encourage readers. Her personal blog can be found at

About Yvette & Her Poetry

My name is Yvette Prior and I am excited to be a part of the 2023 Treasuring Poetry series, which features the theme of passions for this third volume. 

The four poems I submitted for this anthology were created during a very special time in my life – a time of setback in one area and then a time of joyous celebration with a marriage anniversary milestone. I think the energy – from persevering and celebrating – can be felt in each poem.

The first poem, “Dancing with Angst”, explores how setback (and life’s angst) can be embraced (danced with) to cultivate growth and humility. When we yield, it can lead to stability. “Angst is more than only woe. Even though – we are glad to see it go – it can magnify joy, changement to stir up appreciation; you cannot fully know, how dancing with angst helps growth, until you have been cut down, pounded out, unwound.”

The “Quiet Fuel of Passion” poem reminds us that humans are guided by values, which “are always screaming, beneath the scenes, often quiet, and unheard.” This poem is a call for self awareness about what you might be striving for and to make sure it is meaning laden. 

The third poem, “We are a Bird, said He” unfolded after a February date night and then led to a fun part of an anniversary celebration; my husband and I celebrated our decades-long union by using metaphor and real-life examples from birds. 

Lastly, the “Poetic Sleep” poem unfolded after a night of restlessness, where rhymes were churning in my mind. In the morning, all ideas were gone and this poem is meant to connect with other writers who have sometimes had the flood of ideas come – to then wake and see it all go. 

I highly encourage you to get a copy of the Treasuring Poetry 3: Passions anthology, because the diverse and eloquently written poems offer enrichment and delight.

Poetry Excerpts by Yvette Prior

Tour Schedule

Mon. 4/17 – Opening Day – Readings by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer & Smitha Vishwanath – Writing to be Read

Tues. 4/18 – Guest Post from Colleen Chesebro & Reading by Robbie Cheadle of poem by Chris Hall – Patty’s World

Wed. 4/19 – Readings by D. Wallace Peach & Abbie Taylor – The Many Showers of Blessing

Thurs. 4/20 –Reading by Willow Willers & a Guest Post by Patty Fletcher/Review – Carla Loves to Read

Fri. 4/21 – Readings by Penny Wilson & Yvette Calliero – Robbie’s Inspiration

Sat. 4/22 – Closing Post – Readings by Yvette Prior & Judy Mastrangelo – Writing to be Read

Wrap Up

That wrap things up for both this post and for the WordCrafter Poetry Treasures 3: Passions Book Blog Tour. I hope you’ve enjoyed this stop, and if you’ve missed any stops, you can drop in via the links in the schedule above. Remember, commenting at each stop earns you more entries in the giveaway. Thanks for following along and joining in on the fun. And don’t forget to pick up your copy of Poetry Treasures 3 Passions today!

About PoetryTreasures 3: Passions

 Passions treasures within.

Open the cover

and you will discover

the Poetry Treasures

of guests on

 Roberta Eaton Cheadle’s

2022 “Treasuring Poetry” blog series

on Writing to be Read.

Included are treasures from:

Patty Fletcher, D. Wallace Peach, Yvette Prior,

Penny Wilson, Colleen M. Chesebro, Abbie Taylor,

Yvette Calliero, , Smitha Vishwaneth,

Chris Hall, Willow Willers, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer,

and Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Purchase your copy of Poetry Treasures 3: Passions from your favorite book distributor through Books2Read:


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46 Comments on “Final Stop on the WordCrafter “Poetry Treasures 3: Passions” Book Blog Tour”

  1. Chris Hall says:

    From everyone… 💝🌏🌎🌍🎙️

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    It is again so good to meet the last to poets and hear the meanings behind their poetry.its so lovely to learn about Judy and Yvette and put voices and faces to the words we have read.
    Well Ladies here we go what an amazing tour this has been! Thank you again to Kaye and Robbie….good luck and good health to us all💜💜💜

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  4. I could really relate to Dancing with Angst. Funny how when you hear someone’s writing you often think, wait, why didn’t I write that, it is exactly what I was feeling!!! I guess that is how you know it reaches you.

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    • So glad to know “Dancing with Angst” related with you. Poetry has a way of doing that sometimes, and in the passions poems of this collection, there are more than a few that will reach out and touch you. Thanks for joining us today. ☺️

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  5. Reblogged this on My Corner and commented:
    On this, the final day of the Poetry Treasures 3: Passions blog tour, you’ll hear from poets Yvette Prior and Judy Mastrangelo. You’ll also learn how you can win a free digital copy and purchase this book. Enjoy!

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  6. Hi Kaye, a fabulous final post for the tour.

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  7. What a wonderful finish-up to the tour, Kaye. I enjoyed Judy’s beautiful poem honoring the Earth. Perfect for Earth Day. And Yvette’s video was a masterpiece. So professional! I enjoyed the samples of her poems, the background music, and the lovely images. Thanks for all the work you and Robbie did to bring the anthology to life and to pull this tour together.

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  8. Lovely readings and tour. Congratulations to all

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  9. Thanks so much for the wonderful comments. I’m honored to be among such a talented and wonderful group of people. it turned out to be an amazing and beautiful book. and special thanks also to Kaye and Robbie for all your kindness and support.

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  10. Carla says:

    What a great book and tour Kaye. I enjoyed meeting all the poets included as well as hearing so many of them read their work. Everyone should be very pleased with how this book turned out and how much joy it will bring to so many readers.

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  11. Lovely poems by Judy and Yvette. I loved your images and music for this video, Yvette. It’s professionally done. Your voice is perfect for NBC News. I think your next book got to be a poetry book.
    Thank you Kaye and Robbie for the wonderful work to put the anthology together. It’s a rich collection. This final stop of the tour is perfect, Kaye.

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  12. Reblogged this on Penny Wilson Writes and commented:
    See Kaye’s final day of the blog tour for Poetry Treasures 3: Passions below!

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  13. Congratulations to all concerned for such a well-planned and well-received blog tour!

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  14. […] you don’t want to take my word for it, click into the launch series. If you scroll through the weeks’ worth of posts, you will learn about the poets, read some […]

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  15. judeitakali says:

    It’s so good discovering both Julie and Yvette. I’ve enjoyed this tour and admire all the writers and authors that have been a part of this.

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  16. I just love this wonderful read. Congrats to Julie and Yvette!
    It was sooo lovely to hear Yvette read her beautiful poetry! It is so beautiful and heartfelt!
    It’s so wise and so uplifting! Just like Yvette… always giving and supporting others!!! 💗

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