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April is National Poetry month–I’m getting this under the wire for April 1

For the first day of N.P.M., I thought some quotes about poetry would be an appropriate start: “Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.”—T. S. Eliot          Of course Eliot would have this to say about poetry. “If I … Continue reading

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Pentimento Magazine–new print journal for poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, art, and photography

Pentimento magazine out of Lambertville NJ, Publisher, Lori Brozek, is a journal that centers on disability and is open for submissions until March 15, 2014 for the June issue.  A disabled adult or child can submit, or anyone connected to … Continue reading

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Upcoming poetry reading in Wallingford, PA for MADPOETSS

I’ve been invited to give a poetry reading on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013 at 7:00. I’ll be reading with Doris Ferleger.  There is an Open Mic afterwards. Survivors in the Garden, my book that concerns living with MS, will be … Continue reading

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Two of my poems published in Wordgathering, September 2013

I am indebted to the online journal, Wordgathering, for publishing my work and for celebrating writing about disability. Check out their website–they are a discerning journal looking for poetry, essays, fiction, art, book reviews, reading loops, and drama concerning disability.  … Continue reading

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My poem, “Radio Interview” used in discussion for teaching disbility poetry

In the June 2013 issue of Wordgathering, editor Mike Northen discussed my poem, “Radio Interview” in his article, “Ten Poems to Kick Start Your Disability Lit Class.”  Mike is the editor for Wordgathring and one of the editors for Beauty … Continue reading

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One of my poems chosen for the anthology “Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets” editors Lynn Levin and Valerie Fox

 In May of 2013, my poem, “What Not to Say to Me Now That I Am Crippled,” was published in the anthology Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets, from Texture Press, edited by Lynn Levin and Valerie Fox. The … Continue reading

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“Looking at the Photograph” published in Naugatuck River Review

I am honored that my poem, “Looking at the Photograph,” was published in the recently released Summer 2013 issue of Naugatuck River Review.  NRR, a journal of narrative poetry, is published twice a year and has a contest every winter … Continue reading

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Revised Poem from April 2, 2013 April is National Poetry Month–read a poem, write a poem

Here’s the revised opening sections of this new poem: My husband shops at the drugstore and workers have ceased their jackhammer assault on our concrete porch and walk.   Jagged blocks rest helter-skelter atop their former   place like mountains upended … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month

It’s National Poetry Month!–take part.  Read a poem, write a poem, recite a poem. Here’s a poem I began yesterday–not completed yet.  I’ll revise as I go along. The House Is Finally Quiet on an Early Spring Afternoon My husband … Continue reading

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My take on having MS

I have Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.  I was first diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting MS in 1991, the kind whose symptoms come and go.   Optic Neuritis was my first clue that something was wrong; I lost partial sight in my left … Continue reading

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