Category Archives: Poetry


PEACE In this bit of bliss, peacefulness— a silver vase on a mantle wraps the room’s reflection of us sitting on the sofa, as cats snuggle against our necks A rare bassoon solo on the kitchen radio accompanies dishes drying on a … Continue reading

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Winning Contest Entry!

Yay! Astraea Press, my publisher for my forthcoming YA novel, No One’s Watching (February 2014), sponsored a 100-word writing contest among its authors. Since we write fiction, the premise was writing an over-the-top reason (well, a big fat lie) about … Continue reading

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On a Box with a Fox: An Interview with Poet and Editor Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor for the Writer’s Digest Writing Community. He edits books, manages websites, creates electronic newsletters, crafts blog posts, writes magazine articles, participates in online education, and speaks nationally on writing and publishing topics. As a … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday – A Quarrelsome Way to Write

  “Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.” —W.B. Yeats and “And were an epitaph to be my story I’d have a short one ready for my own. I … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday – Itchy Quotes

After yanking Virginia Creeper mixed with English ivy off house siding, I became very itchy. These quotations are the result of that itchy inspiration:  “The inspiration to write? Perhaps it’s not so much inspiration, as a NEED to write. I … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday – National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month was instituted in 1996 to foster awareness and the importance of poetry. Yay! Celebrate with these quotations: “Poetry is just the evidence of life.  If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”  ~Leonard Cohen … Continue reading

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Day After Halloween Poem – Was Someone Watching You Last Night?

This poem was first published on the Whidbey Writers Workshop web site. It won the Student Choice Award in June 2010. STALKER Cold eyes, from somewhere in the night, stare at her past the bedroom window, Her heart swells and smothers her … Continue reading

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