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When to Submit

This sweet illustration was sent in my Melissa Iwai.  Melissa was featured on Illustrator Saturday.

When I meet a new writer and they ask me for advice, I always point out not to rush to submit what they have written. 427 more words

Authors And Illustrators

Dust Storm

Originally posted 2/11/2012.

the distraught parents
don’t know what to do

their children
have fallen in love
with dust storms

they reach for a bible story  50 more words


Grief In The Smell Of Brass

Originally posted 3/31/2011. Original title, “Chastisement”

First time you noticed
that brass smells of dirty fingers and ozone
was the day you learned your mother had died. 67 more words


The Downhill Struggle

In November, I completed my Second chapter of my thesis. Theoretically, I should be excited to get into the final chapter and get to the revision stage. 337 more words

Graduate School

Shuggie Otis Sunday

Originally posted 10/12/2008; original title, “Hearing Slapbak On A Sunday.”

Invitation to Sparkle City.
The bass a friendly hand opening the door.
The groove shuffling me along to comfort… 62 more words


The Next Country

Originally posted on 4/29/2013;  original title, “The Unimagined Country.”

next country,

country where we let our own blood
into the garden soil to feed it, … 154 more words



Originally posted 7/3/2006.

We don’t recognize the tall old man
who asks if he can be on the list.
After he signs up at number four, 219 more words