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Vita Brevis Publication

Happy to add this piece from my upcoming release, work in progress: dialogues & poems "colors" Thanks to Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine and VB Press/Literature for selecting this piece for their July 2nd publication. It's an honor. Visit Vita Brevis for ways to feed your starving soul. Or just some damn fine poetry. Peace -… Continue reading Vita Brevis Publication

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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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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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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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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