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Surprise Publication: Poem Your Heart Out

Last April one of my FB friends referenced a Writer’s Digest Poem-a-Day challenge.  Each day a poetry prompt was given, poets wrote on that theme and then posted it to the PAD Challenge Blog.  I decided this would be a great exercise and committed myself to doing it.  This was not easy.  Many days I got…Read More »

SO THANKFUL FOR MY GRANT!!!

I was recently informed that I received a GAP (Grants for Artist Projects) award from Artist Trust of Washington (www.artisttrust.org).   I am so excited and so deeply honored.  I have received grants involving poetry in the past but they were given to the institution I represented, not to me personally and not to focus exclusively…Read More »

Writers Digest

During the month of April, Writers Digest sponsored Poem-a-Day writing prompts. After writing a poem based on the theme, poets could post it to Robert L. Brewer’s blog. There were 700-1,000 posts daily. Brewer chose 10 poems each day to send to a famous poet judge who then selected a winning poem. These 30 poems…Read More »

Bliss in Print!

My first ‘Bliss’  poem just appeared in print!  It, along with another poem about a nurse in a logging community, were chosen to be included in the Tenth Anniversary issue of the Saranac Review.  I have lines about my little granddaughter in a number of poems, but this was the first one I wrote (last…Read More »

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