Monthly Archives: September 2012

tsena, poet

Are you following tsena’s blog, succumbing? tsena is a very talented poet. I love her poems: they are marked by deep honesty, great images, and wonderful word choice and musicality. One of my favorite poems by tsena is “fireweed”–read it … Continue reading

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Testimonial from Jennifer Bullis

On my Editor’s Blog I posted a wonderful testimonial poet (and friend) Jennifer Bullis wrote about my work as proofreader and close reader. Read her testimonial here. I proofread her fine manuscript of her forthcoming chapbook Impossible Lessons: Poems. I … Continue reading

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Deer Light

A fawn glides across the road in front of me & I freeze, caught. On foot, I’m on my way to 14th & Wilson, & the spur which will take me to the Interurban trail & home. I don’t expect … Continue reading

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Self-Portrait with Scissors, Lawn, & Someone’s Father just Home from Viet Nam

One of the kids told me our father will be home from Viet Nam today. We have to cut the lawn help us here are some scissors & set me to work at the grass of a small front yard. … Continue reading

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Last Road Trip

If there’s time enough for one last road trip, I’d drive the fifteen or so states I haven’t visited. As I counted miles, I’d interrogate the landscape of where I’ve been, peel back the onion skin layers of memories, conduct … Continue reading

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New Blog Post for Aspiring Poets and Writers

Here’s a link to my new blog post for aspiring poets and writers: Read it here. Fun Facts: I have a writer’s blog and an editor’s blog. Press on with YOUR writing! Sincerely, and best wishes, Andy

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I need my living room

In preparation for having the balcony painted, I bring everything into my apartment. after a day of having the bicycle in the kitchen I decide to donate it last bicycle ride I move plastic storage bins and lawn items into … Continue reading

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