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

September 7, 2017

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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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“What Catches the Light” | poem publication

August 2, 2017

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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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“Valentine,” by Melissa Hassard

July 6, 2017

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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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The 2018 Gathering of Poets | Save the date!

May 4, 2017

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

May 2, 2017

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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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Reading GNOMON, by Cynthia Huntington

March 20, 2017

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

November 1, 2016

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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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Pleased to be included in North Dakota Quarterly 83.1

May 16, 2016

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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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Poetry Readings, An Interview, and much Gratitude

July 9, 2015

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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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Community Fundraiser for Go Conscious Earth

June 10, 2015

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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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