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Brenda Ueland, revisted

In the late 1980’s I had returned from student years in Norway to start my adult life in Wisconsin. My youthful propensity for writing, the fake newspapers and spy documents … Continue reading


Plath: an under-standing

My volume of Sylvia Plath’s Collected Poems is on the bottom of my bookshelf. I notice it now that I have organized my favorite to-reach-for books at eye level. The … Continue reading


Words at Year’s End

On the last day of the year I learn about a poet named Judith Ortiz Cofer who died yesterday. Someone on the women’s poetry (WOMPO) yahoo list sent out a … Continue reading

31/12/2016 · 1 Comment

For WOMPO: A bit about being an expatriate writer…

Being an English-language poet in Norway was a challenge. I had been part of a manuscript group of women poets in Madison, Wisconsin for ten years before moving to Hawaii. … Continue reading


Dog-(dg)-ing the Block

  They meet, you see, every once in a while; each of them having a dog, so they have something in common. This is how they found each other, through … Continue reading


Out of Reach

Out of Reach I get numb on certain mornings or dazed dumbstruck stuck looking out the window  in one suspended extended  moment of no-thought.  It happens often  when I am going … Continue reading


Sunday, it must be…

You sit long enough in a hotel room, writing poems and rewriting poems, and there comes a moment when you startle because you realize you have no idea what country, … Continue reading


On teaching literature

I just listened to a podcast of Andre Dubus III read from The Garden of Last Days, and I was blown away both by his writing and by what he … Continue reading



In the Margaret Atwood story “Bad News” the narrator says that newspapers use photographs to compel us to look, whether we want to or not. The implication is: no picture, … Continue reading

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Trish Hopkinson

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Poetry International Online

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She's in Prison

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Jack Frey

where all the missing words end up

I Remember You Well

Things were happening... and I remember there was music playing.

Ylva Publishing

Publisher of lesbian fiction and women's literature

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