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a Poem

Lyrics make it a song
Bars make it a rap
too long and too loud make it a theatrical monologue

unfortunately open mics don’t teach the difference… 41 more words

Poetry

Kavita Nandan, Home after dark (Review)

When Kavita Nandan offered me her novel to review I was happy to accept because its setting – Fiji, Australia and India – intrigued me. I’ve read several novels set in India, and by Indian writers, but none set in Fiji or by Fijiindian writers. 868 more words

Australian Literature

ladies' literature

“There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told, especially if that person is a woman. 360 more words

ARC August 2015 sign up

I heard about this reading challenge a couple days ago and decided I had to do it! 275 more words

Why Promise

All I know is

he can’t feed them
and out of the pack
one is a sheep / and the other wolves
and they are leading the masses in the darkness of the forest. 42 more words

Poetry

Threads of a life story: 1 - In peril on the sea

For my grandfather & my uncle

Robert Lowell’s poem The Quaker Graveyard at Nantucket begins with this:

A brackish reach of shoal off Madaket –

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Women Writers

Women in Translation Month

Did you know that August is Women in Translation Month? WIT Month was started in 2014 by blogger Bibliobio after she researched and found women writers represent approximately only 30% of translations into English. 217 more words

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