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All the day

All the day

Everything I wrote yesterday was crap, except maybe for that one line about birds and air. I had a great…
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Review of Letters and Life by Bret Lott

Review of Letters and Life by Bret Lott

Reviewed by MELANIE SPRINGER MOCK For a number of years, I’ve used Bret Lott’s short essay “Genesis” in my first-year…
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Cleaning Out the Clutter

Cleaning Out the Clutter

We’re cleaning out the garage. Not only this day, but the days and weeks ahead. Step by laborious step. I…
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Process: The Night Sea Journey Part

Process: The Night Sea Journey Part

“What was your writing process with this poem?” Recently, I froze when a fellow woman-poet asked me this in a…
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On Moving and Art Making

On Moving and Art Making

In his book Art As Experience John Dewey writes that spontaneity is the result of long periods of activity. He…
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On Being Strangers with Your Spouse

On Being Strangers with Your Spouse

Today is my parents’ anniversary. They have been married for 38 years. So, I asked my mom if, after all…
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