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Talking about home with Synaesthesia Magazine

I got to talk about what home means to me with the kind folks of Synaesthesia Magazine. Read the short blog piece here, if you like!   87 more words

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Malpaís / Badlands / Majesty

I don’t go to poems for skillful ease or what’s rote. I come seeking an empathic witness, what the Sufi calls ruhul seyrani—the moving soul, frequently illegible. 833 more words


Time Out

Although I’ve made a few posts here on the blog this month, I took some time away from Emmett Wilson & the research starting on July 1, because I was feeling burned out. 362 more words

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Pondering Poetry: A questioning exercise (that may result in a poem!)

I like using the tag line “pondering poetry” because pondering is often how a poem forms: I sit (or walk or swim or run), asking myself questions about something or another (or sometimes  519 more words

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Spring Cleaning

On Tuesday, I posted final grades for the spring semester of my classes. Typically, I take the week in between spring and summer semesters to clean out files, finish last minute prep work, and and prepare for the next set of classes. 351 more words


Wilson-Myers House Essay is Published!

My essay on the Wilson-Myers house (related to my research on Emmett Wilson) is up!

The link is here; click on the push-pin for Chipley, Florida.


Thanks, Sue Monk Kidd

I’ve been struggling with the first draft of Emmett’s book — the fine-tuning is driving me crazy. I’ve drafted 17 different versions of this first chapter since I started actually writing the book last year. 304 more words

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