Category Archives: Andrew Shattuck McBride Writer

Publication in Cirque!

I am delighted to report that I recently received an acceptance from the editors of Cirque, A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim. Cirque is a beautiful literary journal! Thank you to Editors Sandra Kleven and Mike Burwell. Read … Continue reading

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darkness rising

darkness rising defaced Jewish Cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. Tombstones toppled. Rural African-American Churches burned to the ground. vandalized Signs at Muslim Study Centers. threats of violence against Members of the LGBTQ Community. Unarmed African-American Men and Women killed … Continue reading

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An Article on Elephant Poaching

We are living during the Sixth Extinction, a time in which we are losing species daily as a result of human activity and loss of habitat. A precipitous decline in the African elephant population continues, and it breaks my heart. … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo ~ Day Twelve Prompt

Day Twelve Prompt Do you have a favorite bar? Pub? Tavern? Watering hole? Write a poem about it. Do you have a favorite beer? Whiskey? Whisky? Scotch? Mixed drink? Ah, you don’t drink? OK! If you’re eating out, what do … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo ~ Day Eleven Prompt

Write a poem about, or incorporating, color. What is your favorite color? Is there a color you don’t like? Or, is there a color you are not enthused about? A color you avoid in personal decisions, in product purchases? Is … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo ~ Day Ten Prompt

You have circles of friends, work colleagues, and acquaintances, don’t you? Do you have people you play sports with or cards with? People you go shopping with? People in book clubs you discuss books with? Pick one of your social … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo ~ Day Nine Prompt

Do you subscribe to any magazines or newspapers? Find a photograph which you find particularly compelling. Write a poem about the image. Credit the photographer with a line you might place following the title: Title After a photograph by ___________ … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo ~ Day Eight Prompt

Write a love poem for your spouse or significant other. If you happen to be single, write a love poem for a person you once loved. If you prefer not to do either of these, write a poem for something you love. … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo ~ Day Seven Prompt

Do you have a favorite poem? Use a line from a favorite poem which you find quite meaningful (even inspiring) as an epigraph to a poem you write. You might format it this way: Title Epigraph (in italics) ~ Author … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo ~ Day Six Prompt

Is there a building important to you (other than your residence)? A building you really, really like? Write a poem about / for this building. You’re not feeling this prompt? OK. Try writing a poem about or to your residence. … Continue reading

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