WHAT MATTERS TO ME IS STORY

WHAT MATTERS TO ME IS STORY It’s been six months since my memoir in verse, Septuagenarian, debuted.  I think about this as another Minnesota poet, and another, and another has released another book of poems.  I think about how different our voices are. How different our techniques. I am less …

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SELF-INTERVIEW: SWAN SONG. SEPTUAGENARIAN

SELF-INTERVIEW: SWAN SONG. SEPTUAGENARIAN   You say your most recent book, Septuagenarian, is your swan song, what do you mean by that? Septuagenarian is the last book I will write. Friends ask me why and I respond “I am tired.” My focus has always been to discover who I am …

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THE WRITING PROCESS-what I remember what I don’t

The Writing Process-What I Remember; What I Don’t   A student once said to me that she appreciated me telling the class to keep everything.  Keep each and every draft of your writing, your manuscript.  Did I say that?   Actually, I save nothing.  Okay, next to nothing.  When did …

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