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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

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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

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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

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New Year Must-Do’s Redux

It's that time of year again. The "I WILL read ______ this year." For some, it's Moby Dick. Others, War and Peace, or Ulysses. For many late-Boomers and Gen-Xers, the generation's most talked-about literary wonder was--and remains--David Foster Wallace's epic novel, Infinite Jest. I read it back in 2016. Then I read it again in… Continue reading New Year Must-Do’s Redux

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Under the Plum Tree—by Linda Lee Lyberg: A Deconstruction

This poem was originally published in Vita Brevis, and was chosen by the editor as a favorite, so I re-read it again today, and it still tugged at me the way it did when I first read it. It begged me to take it apart. Dismantling/deconstructing a poem is not as horrific or callous as… Continue reading Under the Plum Tree—by Linda Lee Lyberg: A Deconstruction