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September 7, 2017

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#TBT Reading “At the End” at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities

Back in April of 2014, I was invited to read “At the End,” which won an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition and was first published by ONE, by Jacar Press.

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August 7, 2017

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sunflowers at arapahoe | photography

The sunflower is mine, in a way. — Vincent Van Gogh I was a little early that morning, picking up the girls from camp, so I found my way driving along the Neuse River and happened upon a field of sunflowers.  It was alternately sunny and raining, which was a really lovely layer to the […]

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August 2, 2017

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“What Catches the Light” | poem publication

I am thrilled and honored to have “What Catches the Light” up on Red Paint Hill Poetry Journal this month. Love and gratitude to founder and managing editor Stephanie Bryant Anderson, along with editors and staff E. Kristin Anderson, Deidre Sloss, and KB Ballantine, for including this poem alongside fine work by poets Avra Elliot, […]

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July 6, 2017

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“Valentine,” by Melissa Hassard

The mail has come, as I was thinking of you I was wondering about the man that delivered your letter   when the dogs barked, I didn’t think anything of it was his day suddenly made inexplicably better   but I meant to say earlier that I didn’t miss it when your letter fell into his […]

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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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