Gathering the Fragments

I am putting the finishing touches on a week-long seminar I’ll be leading as part of the International Women’s Writing Guild’s Annual Summer Conference. Thanks to the creativity of my Facebook friends, I’m calling it “Pen & Pose: A...

Connecting

Sometimes, you find yourself in magical places. This past weekend, I did yoga on a beach along a bay, on a deck overlooking a river, and in the middle of a granite “Council Ring” at the center of at a 30-acre wooded sculpture garden. (Yep, that’s my...

Noise Pollution

I had my proverbial panties bunched up in knots for a couple weeks around Some Thing that is not new and has not shifted in any major or even unexpected way.  I do not want to get confessional about what this Thing might be, only say that I know intellectually and...

Going with the Energy of the Season

Despite what Mad Men want you to believe, ’tis not such a jolly time of year. My phone has been ringing and email jumping even more than usual, from my incredible circle of brilliant, beautiful, creative, and unconventional friends who find themselves completely...

What Redeems

I received the good news this week that Poetica Magazine has chosen “The Last of My Village” as the winner in its annual chapbook competition.  This will be my first collection, and although I always wanted a Perfect Spine (oh the metaphors abound!), I am...