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Update: Napa Valley Writers’ Conference — July 26-31, 2015

My application to the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference for 2015 was accepted! If you want to learn about the application process, you can read about it here >>> I have been assigned to work with the poet, Mary Szybist, who is one of my … Continue reading

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Commencement Speeches — Crafty Impact

The end of May is full of the smells of honeysuckle and hints of smoke from the brave few that are unable to hold back from firing up their BBQs before the “official” summer hits. During these days the evening air … Continue reading

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Jane Hirshfield an American Poet

Jane Hirshfield is an American poet, essayist, and translator. She was born in New York City on February 24, 1953 and received her BA from Princeton University in its first graduating class to include women. In 1979, Hirshfield received lay ordination in Soto … Continue reading

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Emily Dickenson — One Of Our Greatest Poets

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson is often referred to as one of the most influential American Poets. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, on December 10, 1830 and died in 1886 from what was called Bright’s disease (an ailment of the kidneys now called nephritis). … Continue reading

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Louise Glück – Featured Poet in “Poets and Writers”

Louise Glück is a Pulitzer Prize winning poet that is featured in the October issue of “Poets & Writers.” If you don’t read the magazine, you might want to consider starting — it is full of all that might interest any … Continue reading

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Apple Takes Whitman To The Masses

Walt Whitman was in the news again… Recently Apple ran an ad for its 30-year anniversary. Oddly, they opted out of debuting it during this year’s Super Bowl. This is odd because they shook up the world when they released their … Continue reading

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Billy Collins – Poet Extraordinaire

Most people know about Billy Collins. If you don’t, he is a poet. He’s been the U.S. Poet Laureate twice and has written over 14 collections of poems. Collins’ work has been described as ‘accessible,’ meaning that many people find his … Continue reading

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How About This Question…

Who is the Poet Laureate of California? Of course it is Juan Felipe Herrera. Good job! Now read why he was chosen by reading his poem…”Let Me Tell You What A Poem Brings” BY JUAN FELIPE HERRERA for Charles Fishman Before you go further, … Continue reading

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Quick… Who Is The Poet Laureate Of The US?

The answer is Natasha Trethewey, but you knew that. Born in Mississippi in 1966, Mrs. Trethewey has had an illustrious career resulting in many books and awards, including the 2007 Pulitzer for Poetry for her 2006 book, Native Guard. Listen to her haunting … Continue reading

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