Tag Archives: Great Writers

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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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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On The Feast of Saint Valentine

There is very little to add to a true Valentine’s feast day… maybe, you might show people you love,  love. Tell them that they matter, matters. Ask them for forgiveness, forgive. Here is what I have to give, and give. … Continue reading

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Raymond Carver – My Favorite Writer

People often ask me, “Who is your favorite writer?” And although I love many authors, their question is not hard for me to answer. Of course I like many different writers, such as the ones from my childhood: Tolkien, Hesse, … Continue reading

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