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Writing from a Place of Urgency

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March 2017

Quit Hitting Yourself, Quit Hitting Yourself

It's like that, but the bruises are your best self being boned, drudged, left to spoil alone. All miracles are so quick to desert me but my hells are a thousand times themselves. Engulf ground you walk on, raze every... Continue Reading →

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A Mercury Complex

I became caught up in the excitement of it all when I was young, following my mother to her Transcendental Meditation Hindu Voodoo meetings and middle of the forest hippie enclaves. I didn’t do any drugs, of course, I was... Continue Reading →

Mental Illness, Motherhood and Writers:

A Conversation on the Prevalence of Mental Illness Among Writers, the Challenges of Motherhood in Writing, and the Lineage That is Passed to the Next Generation. This is a poem I wrote when I was pregnant with my son, and it’s named... Continue Reading →

THOUGHTS ON FAITH, SINGING, AND RESISTANCE: January 28, 2017

1. Yesterday, January 27, was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Trump’s official statement about the Holocaust failed to mention the victims of that nightmare, namely Jews, Romanis, gay people, or any other group that the Nazis deemed unfit for their idea of... Continue Reading →

PERFORMANCE: Blackboard/Whiteboard by Eric Shoemaker

This video of the performance was from the March 2nd 7:00p show at BMOCA...   ...Read More from the Performance Program

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