Upcoming Classes and Readings
First Saturday of each month, 10-12 pm EST
offered by Yellow Arrow Publishing, supporting women writers worldwide
currently on Zoom--join from anywhere!
Very limited openings--our next year-long session begins March 5.
Class (not necessarily poetry) offered at the Baltimore County Arts Guild, Thursdays in April, 1-2:15 pm.
Learn how this book came to be! We'll read some of the poems and talk about the process in this informal, friendly chat at the Baltimore County Arts Guild.
Click above to link to my Feb. 8 blog about how this book came about. You'll also find links to purchase the book and to our interactive reading for this interactive book for writers and lovers of poetry. (You'll need to scroll down through some other great Yellow Arrow blogs to get to Feb. 8)
About me: I came to poetry suddenly, specifically, at age 46 (and now I'm 57). Of course everything was leading to it—my decades studying music, my lifetime of voracious reading, along with my pursuit of consciousness through meditation and yoga—it all snapped into place. Within seven years of beginning, I had my MFA and a book and had begun teaching adults, children and teens the craft of writing.
There is nothing like the feeling of a poem being born into the world through your own hands, but as satisfying for me is the joy of seeing a poem come to the world through one of my student’s hands. The world comes a little more clearly into focus the more we look at it together through the lens of poetry. I hope that you will join me in this venture.
In Japan, Ma is the essential space of nothingness—the empty, the void.
I’ve been thinking about the in-between
places lately like the space between
words and the silence between notes
the summer between school years
the nights between days and how
essential the in-betweens are and what
I’m wondering is if death is the in-between
space or if life is