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A Poet's Life

June 6, 2017 – Louise Glück

I fell in love with this poet with the very first book of hers I read. Such beauty in her words.   Day 5: The Wild Iris by Louise Glück                                 The Doorway   I wanted to stay as I…
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June 5, 2017 – Evie Shockley

I discovered Evie Shockley during my MFA at UT and love her poetry. There is a myriad of subject matter in this book and each piece creates a wonderful surprise! Some of the poems are dedicated to people that clearly had an impact on the author’s life. The poem I chose to share is one…
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June 4, 2017 – Gwendolyn Brooks

I truly love the beautiful wordplay that takes placed in Gwendolyn Brooks poems. Her word choices and how they are put together, creates a lyrical depth to the subject matter that engages me to dig deep into what each poem means, what the story behind it is.   Day 3: Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks…
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June 3, 2017 – Margaret Atwood

I am incredibly enamored with mirrors. Not because they provide an often needed validation of beauty or acceptable body image, but because mirrors tell and show so much more. Reflections change all the time.   Day 2: Collected Poems 1965-1975 by Margaret Atwood                        …
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June 1, 2017 – Another Month Come and Gone and I’m Still Here

May was an incredibly rough month for me. So many things occurred and a lot of emotions got stirred up. I will say that I realized how strong I really am. I had some incredibly dark moments and I really have to confess I had a couple of little breakdowns, but in the end, I…
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May 31, 2017 – Emotions Like Tectonic Plates

When the heart is heavy, it feels like the earth is constantly moving underfoot. It becomes difficult to stay in a positive, healthy state of mind, and move forward unencumbered by the pains of empathizing too much. From a young age, I’ve struggled with with being overly empathetic. Though I was not allowed to cry,…
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May 30, 2017 – Don’t Make Fun of My OCD!

So over the past few years, I have been teased by a lot of people making fun of my obsessive compulsive desire to buy art supplies. I have an intimate relationship with Michaels and can’t wait to make it to the new Blick store in Tampa. Yes, I’ve been snickered at, and though it has…
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May 29, 2017 – Dear Diary

At the age of 11, I begged my mom for a diary. I wanted to start saving my thoughts, poems, and ideas. My days in the closet had ended about a year before that, so I felt it would be a great start for my future to be able to document my past. It was…
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May 28, 2017 – Sanctuary In A Closet

As I peruse through my memory bank while working on my show, interesting things surface. I keep coming back to my 7-year-old self. That was a tumultuous time for me. It was the year the beatings began, the year my father put my mom and I up in a one room apartment as he prepared…
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May 27, 2017 – Be Grateful

I have so much I could say today, so many words I could write; however… I’m just going to post a photo of this project I worked on that entered my brain and screamed to get out. It’s like a first draft of a poem. I’ll be revisiting this, starting over, and taking it to…
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