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May 4, 2017

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The 2018 Gathering of Poets | Save the date!

It has been a deep honor and pleasure to work on The Gathering of Poets the past two years with Richard Krawiec and Jacar Press. A couple of weeks ago, Jacar Press announced that Lynn Emanuel will be on the faculty for the Gathering of Poets to be held March 24, 2018 in Winston-Salem, NC […]

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May 2, 2017

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Congratulations to Iman Dancy, 2017 North Carolina Poetry Out Loud Champion

I’ve just gotten back from the 2017 National Finals for Poetry Out Loud, held on April 25-26, 2017 in Washington, D.C. at the Renaissance Dupont Circle and Lisner Auditorium on the GWU campus. What an incredible event. Our North Carolina state champion, Iman Dancy, did an excellent job performing her poems. (“Learning to Love America” […]

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April 12, 2017

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On grief

Because of my finances, I haven’t traveled with the kids as much as I’d have liked to. As a child, I grew up traveling quite a bit and know the deep value in understanding that the world is both bigger than you think, but at the same time, also smaller – The last time we […]

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March 20, 2017

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Reading GNOMON, by Cynthia Huntington

In the car rider line with a book of poetry, I find the world shifts into a slightly better frame for me. The beautiful Gnomon today, by Cynthia Huntington (Jacar Press, 2017). A gnomon is “the projecting piece on a sundial that shows the time by the position of its shadow.” From the title poem: “The apples […]

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November 1, 2016

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RED SKY | Poetry on the global epidemic of violence against women

I’m really honored to have had the opportunity to work on this project, and proud of the book. An important and timely issue — though not an easy one, to be certain — this is a beautiful book and I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy. If you’d like a copy for review, please […]

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May 16, 2016

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Pleased to be included in North Dakota Quarterly 83.1

I’m thrilled and honored to have a poem included in the latest issue of the North Dakota Quarterly. NDQ is a fine journal with a sterling reputation — please subscribe to them here. This issue’s cover features starkly beautiful photography, and the content within is equally gorgeous yet harrowing. North Dakota Quarterly is pleased to announce […]

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July 9, 2015

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Poetry Readings, An Interview, and much Gratitude

Deep, deep appreciation and admiration goes to Abigail Browning and Ray Crampton, for the tremendous job you guys are doing over at Tate Street Society, and for inviting me to come by last month and talk about Women Writers of the Triad, Sable Books, and some of the projects and work I’ve been honored to be a part of.  (You […]

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July 3, 2015

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Chromium-6 in the water in Joshua Tree, California

So a dear friend posts the following on FaceBook: Make sure you read the insert on Chromium 6/Hexavalent chromium in your Joshua Basin Water District water bill this month. I can’t find it on their website as of yet, but where Erin Brockovich when she’s needed? (Shared with permission per the note from the water district.) […]

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June 20, 2015

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Writing for Peace Adviser Richard Krawiec: Racism A Core Problem in American History

Sharing this important comment on our culture, our silence, the racism in our country today. From Richard Krawiec.

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June 10, 2015

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Community Fundraiser for Go Conscious Earth

Join us June 27th at 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Chapel Hill Library for this community fundraiser event to benefit our global tribe. Scheduled is a poetry reading by NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Jaki Shelton Green, along with music by Godi Godar and Dean Deboer.  A silent auction will take place to raise money for […]

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