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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

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so, if you want to be a writer… a poem for the Millennium

  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_is_a_Virus / Image by JACW© so, if you want to be a writer…                                a poem for the Millennium --after Charles Bukowski if you need to see your words in a box on a lit screen don’t do it. if… Continue reading so, if you want to be a writer… a poem for the Millennium

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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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Thoughts on “Grief – A Poem” by Cynthia Pitman

Today I’m going to address this poem because it was more than what it seems—and is, if you know anything about loss. Find the original poem HERE on Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine. Every so often I come across a poem that feels like a perfect poem. What does a “perfect poem” look like, read like?… Continue reading Thoughts on “Grief – A Poem” by Cynthia Pitman