Posts Tagged "Amy Nemecek"

Breathe Episode 10: A New Hope by Amy Nemecek

Breathe Episode 10: A New Hope by Amy Nemecek

By on Nov 9, 2016 in Blog | 4 comments

The first morning of Breathe 2016, I woke to an email from a literary journal. I had submitted a few poems a month earlier, and they were writing to say no thanks—again. It was the second time this journal rejected me, and the most recent in a string of rejection letters going back to a writer’s conference I attended in the spring. While the editor offered some...

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In the Spotlight: Poet Luci Shaw by Amy Nemecek

In the Spotlight: Poet Luci Shaw by Amy Nemecek

By on Oct 1, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Each year at Breathe we offer a Spotlight session on a particular author who has done much for the written word and the writing community. This year our own Amy Nemecek will bring us a session to honor the work of poet Luci Shaw. Here, Amy shares a bit of why she chose to talk about Ms. Shaw. One poet talking up another? Would could be lovelier? ...

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The Book Lady by Amy Nemecek

The Book Lady by Amy Nemecek

By on Jul 20, 2016 in Blog | 3 comments

It’s no secret that every writer has a secret identity: Super Reader. I discovered my reading superpowers thanks to a dear friend who brought me a book whenever she came to visit our home. Miss Radia Spoelhof (aka The Book Lady) was a kindergarten teacher, although by the time I came along she had retired. She loved children, but she never married and had no...

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Writing the River — The Book that Changed My Life

Writing the River — The Book that Changed My Life

By on Mar 11, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

I was a sophomore at Cornerstone when a friend first introduced me to Luci Shaw’s poetry and prose. Later that same year I was blessed to attend a writer’s conference where I heard Luci read selections from Writing the River. I picked up a copy, which she graciously inscribed for me. I keep it close at hand, and over the years I’ve returned to it for comfort,...

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Coloring with Words

Coloring with Words

By on Nov 30, 2015 in Blog | 3 comments

As writers we can use color words to make feelings, moods, and ideas more tangible to our readers. We have the ability to use words like Chagall used stained glass and Van Gogh used paint. God, of course, does this best when he writes through the prophet Isaiah “though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they...

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