Category Archives: Writing

Sacred Sister: The Poetry and Vision of Joy Harjo

To read Joy Harjo’s poetry, particularly Conflict Resolution, is to feel like we’re in the presence of a vatic voice . . . . Continue reading

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Poets for Justice

Poetry–like music, like theater, like many arts and community activities–brings people together. And when people get together, as the world screen has displayed prominently in the past year, stuff happens–good stuff. Empowerment. Liberation. Education. Social justice. Political rallying is not … Continue reading

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Top Ten New Year’s Tips for Poets

(also known as Tune Up Your Engine and Buckle Your Belt: What Your Auto Mechanic-Turned-Horse Trainer Will Never Tell You) 10.  Maintaining your engine requires no wrench, no grease, no change of oil, no gasket, no brake. Even the muscular … Continue reading

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A Simple Path

Yesterday felt like a “natural high”–just a handful of peacemakers held  vigil together for the International Day of Peace, holding candles and banners, displaying hundreds of colorful Pinwheels for Peace made and decorated with wishes, prayers, and poems for peace … Continue reading

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Poets for Peace

In honor of the International Day of Peace, several published poets will read famous and original poetry in Glens Falls, New York tonight. If you have Word, click on the link that follows. If you don’t, then know that some … Continue reading

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Creating: Vagaries, Insidiousness, Frustration and Bliss

This summer the rain seems endless; the sun comes when I’m ensconced in work and unable to enjoy it. Friends are leaving town soon, and all feels dim .  .  .  . Yet I want to reassure young writers that … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Is Here

Though T.S. Eliot deemed April “the cruelest month,” to me, it is National Poetry Month. To honor the genre of queens and paupers, activists and elitists, cowboys and eggheads, a couple of poetry events have been scheduled in the Glens … Continue reading

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