Category Archives: MS

My new book, Beauty, You Drive a Hard Bargain, will be available by the end of October from me directly ($2.00 off Publisher’s price) on this website or through email, (, or on (full price) The book’s cover is a photograph of my husband’s, Steve Millner.

Below is the poem (“Wind-Blown”) from the new book that demonstrates Steve’s and my positives inspite of the difficultiess we deal with. Wind-Blown In our new yard on the hill under the low- branched dogwood tree, our new house behind … Continue reading

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Poetry News From all Over; finally a post!

Poetry News From All Over It’s been seven months since I’ve posted. I apologize for ignoring the importance of poetry, the value of visibility, and the connection between MS and expression. Reasons abound, as they always do, for my absence. … Continue reading

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Interview with Pentimento editors Lori Brozek and Marie Kane in online journal, Wordgathering

Lori and I are pleased to have the interview concerning our magazine, Pentimento, with Michael Northen, editor of Wordgathering, published in the September issue of that journal.  Lori is the Managing Editor of Pentimento and I’m the Poetry Editor. See … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month! Be Concise. Poetry Advice from Marie Kane

 >We don’t have to serve the meaning of the poem to the reader on a silver platter of words; BE CONCISE. This is hard for me, since I often overwrite, use too many words that bore the reader with my … 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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