Category Archives: Notes on the Literary Life

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 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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The Jossing Affair by Janet Oakley

I am so pleased to report that I attended Janet Oakley’s book launch of The Jøssing Affair last night at Village Books in Fairhaven. Congratulations, Janet Oakley! I had the distinct honor of editing The Jøssing Affair for Janet and … 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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NaPoWriMo ~ Day Five Prompt

Do you have a pet or more than one pet? Write a poem about your pet or one specifically to your pet. When you’re done, for extra credit (kidding) read your poem out loud to your pet(s). Ah, you don’t … Continue reading

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