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National Poetry Month – Barbara Lunow

I purposely left Barbara’s post for last. Her story expresses for me the power and importance of language and poetry. A fitting end for National Poetry Month. I met Barbara when she joined one of our local critique groups. Her … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month – Libby Swope Wiersema

I actually met Libby through Facebook! She was a fellow Kakalak poet so we have mutual friends. After exchanging messages, we finally met in person and became real friends. In her short, tight poems Libby has a way with descriptions … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month – Robert Lee Kendrick

Robert and I finally met when he came to read during our local monthly reading and open mic. When I saw the cover of his book, Winter Skin, I had a feeling I’d like his poetry. The cover shot is … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month – Sue Weaver Dunlap

Sue is another of my Mountain Sister Poets, met at Table Rock Writers’ Workshop four years ago. From that one week in the mountains studying with Joseph Bathanti, we four women bonded as family. We look forward to our annual … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month – Ted Kooser

Ted Kooser is another poet whose poems make me slow down, and dig into my own rural, Midwest roots. His book, The Poetry Home Repair Manual, is as well-worn as his books of poetry on my shelf. Commenting on his … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month – M. Scott Douglass

Another full disclosure, Scott is the publisher and editor of Main Street Rag Publishing – so he published my first collection of poetry. But even if he hadn’t, I’d say these things about him. One of the attributes I admire … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month – Anne Kaylor

Full disclosure about Anne – she’s my Editor. She’s my Editor because I’ve known her for years, and I trust her eyes and ears when I need a second set of both to check my work when I’m ready to … Continue reading

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