Stories From the Edge of Blindness

In 2002, Retinitis Pigmentosa changed my life. This is my story of a slow approach to darkness.



Wilderness, She Beckons

Today, I am excited to share the last of 5 sneak peeks into the pages of our new book, "Tiger Lily", an Ekphrastic Collaboration by the extraordinary Jane Cornwell and myself!!!! The launch party for "Tiger Lily" is just one... Continue Reading →

The Final Poems

Today marks the final day in Paul Brookes' National Poetry Month Ekphrastic Challenge. It has been an honor and a privilege for me to participate in this project, and I am incredibly grateful to Paul, Jane, Samantha, Ali, Jay and... Continue Reading →

Between Chaos and Silence

Jane Cornwell is an extraordinary painter who has been inspiring me and a group of writers, selected by Paul Brookes to participate in his National Poetry Month Ekphrastic Challenge. As we head into our final week, I am filled with... Continue Reading →

Warriors are Grown

My contribution to this months Visual Verse challenge went in a very unexpected direction.  It is one of those poems you write and have absolutely no idea where it came from.  If you would like to read it, you can... Continue Reading →

Shards of Cherry Blossoms

My contribution to this months Visual Verse challenge is, I think, an example of how uninspired my writing has been lately, but still I share.......I am truly not being self deprecating or looking for objections to my claim.  Sometimes you... Continue Reading →

Pedestals of Glass

It feels a bit strange to be dropping in, posting a bit of poetry and curling back into my solitude, but here I am doing just that.  Although I have been missing all of the amazing writing and support that... Continue Reading →

Memorizing the Words

My contribution to the July Visual Verse Challenge is up. This month's image was one that sent me reeling into a place of memory and nostalgia.  If you want, you can check out my poem, "Memorizing the Words", and the... Continue Reading →

Writing Exercises,Submission Opportunities and the Search for new Things to Read

It is the first of the month and new images will be up today for 2 ekphrastic challenges. Visual Verse and Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge There is also a Word Poem Challenge from Eclectica.  The deadline for this is Dec. 7,... Continue Reading →

Diamond in a Vitamin Jar

My contribution to the November issue of Visual Verse has been published.  I have to add a caveat, once again, and say that I only had an hour to write this poem and it isn't a masterpiece by any means,... Continue Reading →

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