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A Week with Roots

The week’s an interesting one, by its end having visited my hometown of DeWitt twice. This frequency is rare, without immediate family residing there since the mid-1990s. My second trip comes this Thursday, November 17, for a reading of Circle. … Continue reading

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Survivin’ & Thrivin’

From 2006 to 2007, I collaborated with Marycela and Deena M. Tyler in the poetry collective Survivin’ & Thrivin’. We released the compilation Echoes of Women (2006), dedicated to the late Samantha House. In celebration of Women’s History Month (2007), … Continue reading

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Brigit’s Fire

for Samantha, from Samhain to Imbolc Autumn The north is incensed with wet death as the rainbow runs black. * After death love and ink carve life like the caves of the Lesse River. ** Survivors release limp flesh to … Continue reading

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The Last Seasons of Our Friendship

I composed this poem in 2006 in memory of my friend Samantha, who died in 2002. (To learn more about Sam’s story read “Lessons for the Wider World”.) The poem has four sections: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter. Due to its … Continue reading

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Lessons for the Wider World

Journal Excerpt – May 11, 2008. Through the bedroom window I see northeast wind blow fuchsia petals from a tree. Spring is closing; summer is nearing. It was April 2002 when Sam and I came into contact again; she recently … Continue reading

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