Finding Found Poetry

I have never been a fan of found poetry. Despite Annie Dillard's characterization of it as an "urban, youthful, ironic, cruising kind of poetry,"1 I have tended to view it as a scavenging type of affair involving perfectly good written communication cut-up, erased, and otherwise twisted about by people not clever enough to create something original. … Continue reading Finding Found Poetry

What the Editor Wants: “The Dancers”

Those of us who submit fiction and poetry to literary magazines are very familiar with calls for submission.  We pore over them--eagerly at first, then anxiously--looking for just the right  home for each of the precious darlings we have written into this world. Genre, word count, deadline, and manuscript format? No problem there. I have … Continue reading What the Editor Wants: “The Dancers”

Evening Street Review Publication: A 30-Year Lesson in Perseverance

I am pleased to report that I have a short story, "A Little Madness in the Spring,"  published in the Autumn, 2017 edition of Evening Street Review. I am particularly proud that a story of mine aligns with Evening Street Press's mission statement: Evening Street Press is centered on Elizabeth Cady Stanton's 1848 revision of … Continue reading Evening Street Review Publication: A 30-Year Lesson in Perseverance

Mindfulness in the Sand

A few weekends ago, my husband and I took a drive over to Fort Foster Park, on the coast of Kittery, Maine. As we explored the beach, my attention was caught by the leaf-like patterns that the outgoing tide had left in the sand. I was struck by the realization that as many times as … Continue reading Mindfulness in the Sand