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Glimpse of solace: In flight by Laura Rodley


This seems like an apt photo for today, Election Day, where we don’t exactly know where we will land. The photo is by  Laura Rodley — my gratitude to her for letting me share it  here. Laura Rodley’s work has been nominated numerous times for the Pushcart Prize and Best of Net anthologies. In 2013 …

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April 20

Photo on 2015-04-17 at 15.00 #5_2

I guess I could wish you happy April 20; I don’t know though. It is an inauspicious date. I saw “Real Time with Bill Maher” the other day — he’s starting a movement to make 4/20 a federal holiday to celebrate pot, and I’ve got to admit his spoof “Twas the Night Before 4/20″ was …

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Guest Post: “One More Thing” by Lesléa Newman

I Carry My Mother

“One More Thing,” this wonderful poem by Lesléa Newman, seemed to me to segue very well from the last guest post, “Smoking” by Laura Rodley. On first reading this poem made me think of the past.  Subsequent readings made me think of the present.  I know it will make you think too. Thanks again to …

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Amy L. Dengler

In preparing for our event in Long Beach, I suggested each of the poets read another poem from Solace in So Many Words in addition to their own. Donna Hilbert told me she wanted to read “Portuguese Sweet Bread,” for two reasons.  First, she has a Portuguese daughter-in-law and has tasted the bread on many …

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