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Annmarie Lockhart to present at HRW Conference 2012

01.27.12 Posted in announcements by

For those of you in Virginia (there are so many of you!) and those of you looking for a getaway, Hampton Roads Writers Conference 2012 is scheduled to take place September 20-22 in Virginia Beach. As if there aren’t enough reasons for you to go to this amazing event, here’s one more to add to […]

The Ice Decides

01.27.12 Posted in today's words by

A recent Best of the Net nominee, 7-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and National Park Artist-in-Residence, Karla Linn Merrifield has had poetry appear in dozens of publications and anthologies. She has 6 books to her credit, including her new chapbook,The Urn, from Finishing Line Press. She has 2 forthcoming titles: The Ice Decides: Poems of Antarctica(Finishing Line Press) […]

Identity Crisis

01.26.12 Posted in today's words by

Debbie Feller is a former mail lady turned full-time caregiver who blogs daily and has poetry published at Referential Magazine and Unfold. Identity Crisis By Debbie Feller Cut with a child’s purple scissorsin an attempt to keepour identities safe a hundred tiny squares of paperblow across the lawnsdropped, spilled, torn as messy as real lifepicked up carefullywith hands, rake and […]

An Addict’s Poem

01.26.12 Posted in words to linger on by

Grace Ames is a freelance writer and poet from Charleston SC. She is currently writing her first novel. An Addict’s Poem By Grace Ames I have never been punished with an addictionuntil I found that one thingI couldn’t let go of …  I would think about dream aboutpray for Feel it in my handsagainst my skinmy […]


01.25.12 Posted in today's words by

Bette Hileman’s most recent poem to appear here was Peaceable Kingdom (November 2011). Winter By Bette Hileman I know winter is comingwhen the cat’s long furfeels warm underneath and cool on top.I know winter is closewhen my feet are cold.I know winter is approachingby ringing in my earsthat sounds like distant cicadasthough none are singing.I know winter […]

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