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Upcoming Classes and Readings

Retreat at Zigbone Farm

I can't say enough about what a joy this week is, immersed in poetry with like-minded women. Some will be working to put together manuscripts, but there will be plenty of encouragement and guidance in creating new work as well. September 22-27.


About me: I came to poetry suddenly, specifically, at age 46 (and now I'm 58). 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


big things in small packages

March 28 and April 4, 12:30-3:00


This is one of my favorite classes, for the poems that emerge in a short time together






Poetry is Life

First Saturday of each month, 10-12 pm EST

offered by Yellow Arrow Publishing, supporting women writers worldwide

currently on Zoom--join from anywhere!

This is a small class with lots of time and space for writing and sharing.

Poetry is Life

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)

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