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Swan-diving Across the Corpus Collosum

As a poet I am always pondering what makes a “good” poem.   Of course, subjectivity plays a big part.  Nevertheless, some poems appeal to vast numbers of people of all ilk. What makes a poem or dance, a symphony or … Continue reading

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An Opinionated Aesthetic

All my life I’ve loved to read, but being a writer I have read more about writing than about reading and read much more than I have ever written.  So I got to thinking I might get some writing tips … Continue reading

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Published in We’ Moon

I am proud to announce that a couple of my poems will be featured in We’ Moon next year. We’ Moon is a women’s almanac published every year since 1987 by Mother Tongue Ink in Oregon. It’s been my constant … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo # 29 The Review

I decided in the spirit of self-promotion to review one of my own books. The Naked Man is a chapbook inspired by a true muse, a extremely intelligent, charming and desirable muse of a man, trapped, it seemed to me, … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo #21 Letting Go of Prose

I took a page from The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy.  In the passage below Emmuska Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josepha Barbara Orczy describes a puppet show in a Parisian park at the height of the French Revolution depicting a decapitation … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo #15 #$%*!

  A The / The A   I struggle ceaselessly with articles, simple inoffensive signposts I endlessly remove replace, delete, subtract exchange, restore, extract and reinstate in repetitious arcane rhythms ‑ #$%*! Best delete them all, I say to Hell … Continue reading

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Speaking Out

First They Came for the Jews Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out … Continue reading

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On the Telling of Tales

This morning, I’m contemplating story – how it enchants and enchains; how it sets us free.  Writing is my craft and stories are my passion.  How they work in the world, what purpose they serve, the way they move us … Continue reading

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It Felt Like Coming Home

Last week, I had the great pleasure of reading my poetry at an AIPF (Austin International Poetry Festival) event hosted by Book Woman. It’s been years since I was in a dedicated woman’s book store.  It felt like coming home.  I … Continue reading

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Poetry Takes Precedence

You might think I’ve been slacking, abandoning poetry for something more pressing, urgent, “real”.  Nah.  Poetry takes precedence.  We were attending the Austin International Poetry Festival (AIPF).  If you’re looking for a fun fest this is the one.  First of all, Austin’s … Continue reading

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