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Time Out to Write

  I’ve just returned from spending several days at The Writer’s Colony in Eureka Springs, AK.  I haven’t been on a writing retreat before that was solely for the purpose of writing and didn’t include workshops.  It’s a present you … Continue reading

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POETICS: In the Service of Sophia

Poetic storytelling is humanity’s oldest, most effective teaching tool.  Imagine words as boxes, each one stuffed with multi–dimensional worlds of meaning.  The words act as a kind of shorthand to relay bits of condensed information – facts.  Poetry pries open … Continue reading

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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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