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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, (engmrk@aol.com), or on Amazon.com. (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–SVJ publishes two of my poems

POETRY NEWS FROM ALL OVER: TWO OF MY POEMS WERE PUBLISHED IN THE WINTER 2015 ISSUE OF THE SCHUYLKILL VALLEY JOURNAL. Many thanks to poetry editors Bill Wunder and Bernadette McBride for accepting “All That Light” and “Take Me Back … Continue reading

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MAIN STREET VOICES POETRY CONTEST OPEN TO BUCKS COUNTY PA RESIDENTS, STUDENT AND ADULT

POETRY NEWS FROM ALL OVER- THE DOYLESTOWN, PA, MAIN STREET VOICES POETRY CONTEST IS OPEN FOR BUCKS COUNTY, PA RESIDENTS ONLY, STUDENT AND ADULT. This is the second year for the Main Street Voices Poetry contest. The response to our … Continue reading

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My poem, “Travelogue” in 2015 issue of U.S. 1 Worksheets

I’m pleased that U. S. 1 Worksheets accepted my poem “Travelogue” for their spring 2015 issue. U.S. 1 is based in Princeton, NJ, and has published its yearly  journal since 1973. The journal includes over 100 new and seasoned poets … Continue reading

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PENTIMENTO MAGAZINE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FROM JANUARY 1, 2015 TO MARCH 31, 2015

Take a minute and check out Pentimento Magazine.  Begun by Lori Brozek from Lambertville NJ, we are an ad-free print magazine that concerns “All Things Disability.” I’m the magazine’s poetry editor; our entries have originated from the U.S. and other … Continue reading

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Submissions to Pentimento Magazine until September 15

Take a minute and check out Pentimento Magazine.  Begun by Lori Brozek from Lambertville NJ, we are an ad-free magazine that concerns “All Things Disability.” I have the honor of being the magazine’s poetry editor; our entries have originated from … Continue reading

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U.S. 1 Worksheets accepted my poem “Travelogue” for their 2015 issue; U.S. 1 accepted my poem, “All the Universe Is Your Toy,” for 2013 issue

I’m pleased that U. S. 1 Worksheets has accepted my poem “Travelogue” for their 2015 issue. U.S. 1 is based in Princeton, NJ, and has published its yearly  journal since 1973. The journal includes over 100 new and seasoned poets … Continue reading

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My poem, “Radio Interview,” published in the anthology The Liberal Media Made Me Do It

I’m honored that my poem, “Radio Interview” has been published in a new anthology, The Liberal Media Made Me do It, a collection of poems inspired by NPR and PBS interviews, stories, and shows. Published by Nine Toes Press, a … Continue reading

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April Is National Poetry Month, Writing Advice for Poetry from Marie Kane, Write from Abundance and the Power of Verbs

Writing Poetry Writing is frustrating and fulfilling, difficult and satisfying–and writing poetry is even more so.  I taught high school English for twenty-right years, and loved it.  Yes, it was often demanding and exhausting with too many bleary-eyed nights grading … Continue reading

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April is Natonal Poetry Month–Digging Deeper to boost the language of your poem.

Yesterday, (4 3 14) I spoke of ‘Digging Deeper’ to discover original, startling, unusual, ‘just the right word’ additions to your poetry. So today, I want to give you some examples from my own work in which I did so. … Continue reading

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