Stories From the Edge of Blindness

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



Anti – Herion Chic

I have long been a fan of the literary journal Anti-Heroin Chic!  I even quoted it's editor in a recent guest post on my friend Bryan's blog, A Crack in the Pavement, so you can imagine how thrilled I am... Continue Reading →

Process and Practice

Being a writer, I think a lot about both the writing process and writing practice.  I have realized over the past year, how these things fluctuate and my views about both shift and change. When I was first writing and... Continue Reading →

Disappearing Acts

I am not an easy person to be friends with.  I'm not being self-deprecating.  It's not like I'm mean or selfish or particularly high maintenance, but I do have a tendency to disappear, sometimes for long periods of time.  ... Continue Reading →

Beware the Adjective

I have had the good fortune, in my writing life, of having mentors who chose to share parcels of writing advice that I keep with me as I travel this crazy path I have chosen.  I know I will have... Continue Reading →

Not That Kind of Writer

I tend to travel into the noise of my own mind rather than venture out into the chaotic immensity of the world.  I am not the writer who changes lives or shatters barriers. I am not a voice for the... Continue Reading →

Badass Ballerina

My friend Sarah, who you may know from "On the way to the Barre", is not only an extraordinary person and beautiful ballerina, but she is also an immensely talented writer.  Her essay, "Spider Woman" appears in the current issue... Continue Reading →

Stepping Back

April was a month full of the celebration of poetry, which was enlightening and exhilarating, but for me as a poet, it was a month weighed down by rejections.  March was the same.  I haven't had anything accepted for publication... Continue Reading →

Poetry is Where I’m From

It seems only fitting to end National Poetry Month by re-visiting an incredible poetic adventure and challenge that I had the good fortune to be a part of.  It was a journey of words, histories, friendship, illumination, trust and absolute... Continue Reading →

The Uprising of a Guru

Bojana has a fire in her that cannot be quelled. She is brilliant and unapologetic.  She loves fiercely and is incredibly kind.  She is an immensely talented writer with a story that needs to be heard.  She dances and rages,... Continue Reading →

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