Monthly Archives: March 2011

Being Granite

Since the time of her earliest consciousness Lydia had a sensitive connection to the natural world.  She found comfort and peace among the wild ones, especially the flora: pine trees, meadow grasses.  In her imagination, Lydia saw herself as if … Continue reading

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Wildbranch Anthology

http://www.terrain.org/reviews/27/wildbranch_anthology.htm “I want its poetry to overtake us” ~ On the Power of Place-Based Writing Jennifer McStotts reviews Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-Based Writing, edited by Florence Caplow and Susan A. Cohen Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, … Continue reading

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University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival

Do you know about the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival?   You can check it out at on facebook: http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/iswfest. Using the class to fine-tune some of the essays for my forthcoming book, I’ll be taking “Shaping Strategies: How to … Continue reading

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Leaving

And the mourners file out of the church Some lingering for one more moment Others hastening past the pain Each forced from the last gathering Of her physical being Into the lives we create in her absence We stumble over … Continue reading

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Introducing debthelokipoet

Portraits of Life in Poetry and Prose Deb Weaver is a ecospiritualist, writer, and fiber artist stepping carefully through Life, consciously tuning to Life as it expresses itself in the Cosmos.  Come on along, let’s see what we can find … Continue reading

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THE CLEAN-UP RAG

Rolling out of bed I trudge toward the kitchen where my automatic coffee maker spits out my caffeine addiction.  After I pour a cup (mostly milk and sugar—coffee is too bitter) I creep quietly into the dining room to watch … Continue reading

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