Inaugural issue of Wraith Infirimity!

Please check out this wonderful journal filled with some incredible works, including a poem from me entitled, "OBGYN". 🙂


#MPF17 Wrap-Up: “Solarpunk Serenades” workshop

One of the many highlights from last weeks mass poetry festival!! I am so lucky to live in such a culturally affluent area where I am surrounded by artists. Thanks again for a wonderful workshop Meg! 🙂

Sea Dreams and Time Machines

The second workshop I led for MassPoetry Festival 2017 was “Solarpunk Serenades,” which was an introduction to the world of eco-conscious, optimistic, near-future science fiction that is now termed solarpunk.  Arguably, there are moments in poetry, publishing, and popular culture which have fit this bill in the last hundred years at least, but now it has a name, and an opportunity to make its mark in sci-fi literature, aesthetics, design, and imagination the same way cyberpunk or steampunk have.

The slides below contain links to and names of most of the resources I mentioned in my presentation, for both the context and history of solarpunk, and places to find inspiration to write your own. There are also three themed writing prompts with visual cues.  You can find most of those visuals and links to their originals on my Pinterest board. It was fabulous to see such a packed room…

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Four Days Left to Submit Your Writing to the March Madness Divergent Literature Contest! Submission Deadline: April 15, 2017

Don’t miss out!!

A Global Divergent Literary Collective

The Sudden Denouement Literary Collective and Secret First Draft are sponsoring a joint Divergent Literature Contest to find new writers for the Collective.

Writing Prompt: March Madness

The prompt can be interpreted any way you like!

Unpublished/Original work ONLY

Each entry should be more than 50 words but less than 500

Each writer may submit 1 to 3 (maximum) pieces of writing for consideration

Last Day for Submissions: 4/15/2017

1st Place Winner will be granted membership in the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

2nd, 3rd and 4th Place Runners-ups will be granted membership in the Secret First Draft Collective.

Send your submissions with your name, your pen name (if applicable), the address for your blog and a short biography (1 to 3 sentences to):

The Sudden Denouement Literary Collective and its sister sites Secret First Draft and The Whisper and The Roar are forums for divergent literature that we hope…

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My Singing Guide

My guide helps me breathe In - 1,2,3,4 Out - 1,2,3,4,5,6 She places diamonds on the spots where it hurts Corners of my hips where I hang tight to past wounds The light of the moon is charged inside them They absorb the pain My guide teaches me to be kind to myself She honors [...]