Archetypes, Symbolism, Metaphor, Motif, Author J.A. Carter-Winward, Author/Poet J.A. Carter-Winward, Contraries and Contrasts, From JACW's collection, Human Nature, the Psyche, Jung, Life, Life and Death, Light and Dark, Poetry by J.A. Carter-Winward, Poets, Psychology, Subconscious, Writing in Blood

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

"How Bad Can Good Be?", Akathisia, Author J.A. Carter-Winward, Author/Poet J.A. Carter-Winward, Coming Soon--in-her-rest-less-ness: prose and poems, Contraries and Contrasts, Drug Side Effects, Human Nature, the Psyche, Life, Life and Death, Mad in America Foundation, Mortality, Neurological Movement Disorders, Personal, Photography, Psychology, Published Articles, Subjective Experience, Trauma, Uncategorized, Vita Brevis, Writers, Writing, Writing Community, Writing in Blood, Writing Life, Writing Process

Getting Blood Stains Out

  Writing in blood means writing with, in, and from your own blood, your own guts, your own self-hood and experience. And every so often, you get sloppy. We all do. So what do you do? How to get blood stains out. Well, it's tough. First, you've got to consider how deep the stain, how… Continue reading Getting Blood Stains Out

"How Bad Can Good Be?", Akathisia, Archetypes, Symbolism, Metaphor, Motif, Author J.A. Carter-Winward, Author/Poet J.A. Carter-Winward, Coming Soon--in-her-rest-less-ness: prose and poems, Compassion and Empathy, Contraries and Contrasts, Drug Side Effects, Human Nature, the Psyche, Life, Life and Death, Light and Dark, Neurological Movement Disorders, Personal, Photography, Psychology, Subconscious, Subjective Experience, The Word, Trauma, Writers, Writing, Writing in Blood, Writing Life, Writing Process

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

Archetypes, Symbolism, Metaphor, Motif, deconstruction, Human Nature, the Psyche, Life, Life and Death, Light and Dark, Mortality, Personal, Poetry Crit, Poets, Psychology, Subjective Experience, The Word, Vita Brevis, Writers, Writing, Writing Community, Writing Life, Writing Process

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

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On Creating a Human Being

I want to address, briefly, how we, as human beings, think. Not what we think, but how. This is a huge area study, and as a writer, it’s important to know. For example, why do we make decisions, time and again, that have negative impacts on us, yet we never seem to learn our lessons?… Continue reading On Creating a Human Being