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April is National Poetry Month–Kane Comment on Digging Deeper in Your Poetry

Revision, the hard work poets do to bring a poem to as close to a final state as it can be (is there ever a ‘final’ state? 🙂  ) is often frustrating.  How many times have you heard from a … Continue reading

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Writing a Poem Backwards: Herb Perkins-Frederick revision for poetry

My dear friend, Herb Perkins Frederick, passed away two years ago; his poetry was startling, often humorous, detailed, and well-put.  He said important things in all of his poems. His ideas regarding revision brightened many of my poems–and others.  So … Continue reading

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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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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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