MOON FULL OF MOONS is the First Place Winner of the Royal Dragonfly Book Award in Poetry! I love their tagline: “Dragonflies are reminders that we are light and can reflect light in powerful ways if we choose to do so.” It’s a perfect fit for MOON FULL OF MOONS, which is about finding happiness … More Award-Winning Book!
Newman Vega Voom Airplane (named by my son as a toddler) I created this post at the morning bus stop, which makes me feel like a super-cool mom! Need some photos for your school project today? Don’t worry, Honey; I’ll post a few on my blog. Oops! How did this get uploaded?
There is a little story behind it, as there is for most things. Several years ago I was indeed in the ER, and I wrote this poem on the back of an envelope with a dry erase marker. And I felt like dim sum as I was wheeled from one station to another. And the medical … More It’s like your heart doesn’t know what to do…winner of the Goodreads Poetry Contest
Moments appear suddenly, like shooting stars, magical and fleeting. I memorize the feeling, the light shared and now gone. Moments defy capture. They slip through the nettings of the mind. They leave a few tangible elements to be swept into a pile, words and photos, memories like an imprint on time. But when I burden myself … More Oh, what I miss when I live in my head
It may seem like there are enough of us that we couldn’t possibly matter to each other. We feel anonymous: one hidden in a mass of seven billion. We can pop out of our hole, do what we want, and pop back in without consequence. We can toss litter or scowl at a stranger. It … More Web of Connection
As a child I was told that, as a woman, “letting yourself go” meant not wearing makeup. A woman who “let herself go” was one who frequently wore comfortable clothes and let her hair fall naturally. This kind of “let-go woman” certainly didn’t wear heals and nylons. And who would want a woman like that? She had let herself go. And yet, … More Letting go of letting myself go
I’ve been writing, writing, writing lately. Poetry and prose. Short forms and long forms. Individual pieces to send to journals and collections of pieces intended for books. You can imagine my glee when I saw that VerseWrights published a poem from Moon Full of Moons with the following headline: Being A Poem is the first … More Being A Poem
There was an unexpected result that came from accepting the circumstances of my life. I was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness by my mentally ill mother. My parents were divorced, and I was the only child of an only child. I was left feeling like I had few family connections, particularly on my mother’s side of the family. My … More closure on the long journey home
My interview with Mercedes Fox can be read HERE. I’m delighted to be included on her wonderful book site! Mercedes asked plenty of interesting questions, and I enjoyed talking with her about how my book Moon Full of Moons came to be, when and how I write, why I don’t believe in writer’s block, and … More “Meet the Author” interview with Mercedes Fox
This is where I am. Soft breeze brushing bare skin, a steady pull holding me to this spinning roundness, chirps and rustles, steam rising from my bowl, warmth of noodles, a distant, airless fire obscuring the infinite with blue-ceiling sky, and animals of clouds drifting on the riverwind. In this warm brightness of a day … More Alive