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Chapter 3

As I read and write my way through Glynn Young’s Poetry at Work, published by TS Poetry Press, I remember my pre-conceived notions prior to my initial reading of the book last winter: I don’t commute (least not on a road), I don’t pack my lunch […]

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butter heavy

i found her chewing through walnuts, cranberries, butter heavy toast. red lip- stick colored her coffee mug. crumbs stuck to table linens. . . . . . TSP photo&poetry: Bread, Pastries, Pies prompt . .

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Chapter 2 & Poetry At Work Day

. . Over at Tweetspeak Poetry, they’re celebrating another Poetry at Work Day – where this year’s official poster boasts an image of a pressure cooker and printed in white, off to the side, it says poetry arrived in search of me ~ by Pablo Neruda […]

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Introduction & Chapter 1

Last year about this time, Glynn Young‘s book, Poetry at Work was released by T.S. Poetry Press in their Masters in Fine Living Series. Hot off the presses, I bought one and read it through, a chapter per day. As a result, my copy is heavy with underlines, […]

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An Ounce

  He’s so confused he don’t now whether to scratch his watch or wind his butt. ~ Truvy (Steel Magnolias move) . New Year’s resolutions, one-word centering devices, themes, dreams and/or ideals may work for the stick to it sort lurking among us, but for the confused and discombobulated, […]

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Revel

Who dares revel in New Year’s party glee or even presses resolution ink across pages of dreams, desires, wants when so many’ve been lost – family, friends, the word, really, and all go slack-hearted, faint as floors and ceilings and walls and neighborhoods and schools […]

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neighbor Man

Christmas Eve, about eight years ago, my family invited the neighbor man to dinner. We’d known him a couple years but never asked him to our home. He kept to himself and his campfire, and sometimes his rollicking, noisy, beer-chugging friends. His place was set back from the road […]

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manger’s Man

. hope un-swaddled babe’s . birth heralded by angels . beckoned shepherds wise . follow signs – fickle . stray away from manger’s Man . before the veil is torn . . .   . .     two haikus: reflection of December 17 reading in Ann Voskamp’s The Greatest […]

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On Being A Writer

. This book all at once speaks gentle encouragement (by way of personal and professional examples), provides organizational and streamlined ideas to help manage the inky pieces of a writer’s life, and asks kindling questions to focus and fan the flames of each person’s writerly […]

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Drinking Pieces

. a soft answer turns away wrath doesn’t go astray leaves hate smoldering demands nothing expects something (a conversation at a ktchen table might help) no coffee no tea no soda – only broken cups piled high; ask rioters to bring back the pieces. someone’s momma […]

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Amy Sorrells: part 2

When last we heard from lady author extraordinaire, Amy Sorrells, she’d finished part 1 of the Pickin’ An Author’s Knows interview series by doling out these writerly words of wisdom: CHILL THE HECK OUT ALREADY. Manuscripts land where they’re supposed to land. Words get written when they’re supposed […]

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Amy Sorrells: part 1

. . This marks the sixth installment of my Pickin’ An Author’s Knows interview series. Today, I’m pleased to share BlogLandCyberWeb space with miss Amy Sorrells, lady author extraordinaire, winner of the 2012 Women of Faith Writing Contest, who, in her own words says: I write […]

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