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New Release – “Pain & Renewal: A Poetry Anthology,” Vita Brevis Press

Pleased to announce the release of the new anthology out of Vita Brevis Press, courtesy of editor, Brian Geiger. The anthology, "Pain & Renewal," explores just that: the cycle, circle, that goes 'round and 'round, all our lives. I appreciate Brian's insight. He didn't try to even the score with "this many" for poetry about… Continue reading New Release – “Pain & Renewal: A Poetry Anthology,” Vita Brevis Press

Adult language and themes, Archetypes, Symbolism, Metaphor, Motif, Author J.A. Carter-Winward, Author/Poet J.A. Carter-Winward, Contraries and Contrasts, Human Nature, the Psyche, Psychology, Rude words, The Word, Word Power, Writers, Writing, Writing in Blood, Writing Life, Writing Process

Lingual Neutrality

Sticks and stones can break my bones, but… …but. Why is it that in an age where “sticks and stones” in the Binary Landscape of the Ether hurt as much as the names being hurled? Is it because words and names do indeed matter? The problem — and you can give me push-back if you… Continue reading Lingual Neutrality

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solstice

  solstice it is the longest of nights and there is comfort in this blanket of black. it reminds me that we were all once beholden to it. and so i honor this darkness. when i paint i start with a black canvas. when i write i start with a black page. i bring in… Continue reading solstice

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“Sad Discoveries,” by India LaPlace, A Christmas Eve Review

{Warning:This review contains explicit content and language. If you are offended by explicit language and content, feel free to not be. Or feel free to skip this review.  I'm good, either way.} “And if I’d learned that, My marriage might have survived, Or, at least, Maybe my dad wouldn’t tell me That I’m the kind… Continue reading “Sad Discoveries,” by India LaPlace, A Christmas Eve Review

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Final Chapter: Healing

  My book, in-her-rest-less-ness: poems & prose, was finished, but I couldn't quite say it was "finished-finished." Now I know why. There was no chapter, a final chapter, on healing. And so I'm going to the desert to finish the book. I'm going to heal. And I will be back. I'm going to the desert… Continue reading Final Chapter: Healing