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Numb Bum

I need a better chair. Or, at the very least, I should get a cushion. On an off, I spent about 8 hours working on the book today and as I write this my poor bum is almost entirely without feeling. 392 more words

Writing

Writing Notes: Revision Time!

Recently I participated in Meg Miller’s week-long challenge called ReviMo.  In this challenge, the goal is to take a picture book draft that you’ve been meaning to revise and… 421 more words

POEM in PROGRESS: HARBOUR / THE HARBOUR SLEEPS THESE SHORES

I’m a bit of a serial reviser when it comes to my poems. More often than not, though, the tweaks past a certain point of the draft process leave the poem relatively recognizable as a slightly edited version of that first solid draft. 524 more words

Poetry

Revision Obsessions

The new Clare story–Life Right Now–is the shortest of the bunch, yet it took two months to write. I have three slightly different versions on my desktop, each representing several print-outs scrawled with edits, major and tiny. 414 more words

Magellan Song

Originally posted here on 2/12/2009, but dates to late 1994 or so.

when I speak to you
of the way it is 
your eyes widen in surprise  309 more words

Poems

Holy Thursday

Originally posted 3/21/2008; original title, “Thursday.”

you long ago said
“what if.”

now, you say
“I will.”

this is no longer
the argument
ahead of the contract; 163 more words

Poems

NSA, CIA, FBI, Etc.

Originally posted 7/28/2013.

Let’s get over the fear
of who might be listening and remember
we were born to free speech.

Let’s talk louder.
Let’s not relent at all and talk about everything… 90 more words

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