Posts Tagged "Poetry"

Coloring with Words by Amy Nemecek

By on Jun 21, 2017 in Blog | 2 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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Poems We Are by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

Poems We Are by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

By on May 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

I when I was completing my Master’s Degree in Fine Art, I studied abroad in Italy.  What I found there changed everything.  I had come with the idea that I would encounter an ancient culture, and by ancient I mean a culture that was less advanced than what I knew.  I found just the opposite. As I was walking through the remains of the city of Pompeii, I realized...

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Word Sisters by Amy Nemecek

Word Sisters by Amy Nemecek

By on May 8, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Two years ago, when I submitted to a new journal aimed at mother-writers, I just hoped the editor would like my work and publish a piece or two. So I was thrilled to get an email accepting my poem “Chapter Break” for an upcoming issue of Mothers Always Write and inviting me to join their closed contributor group on Facebook. While I welcomed the camaraderie of...

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In the Beginning…Poetry by Teresa Marita McGuire

In the Beginning…Poetry by Teresa Marita McGuire

By on Feb 27, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

My writing was born from love, so it’s only fitting that I continue to write from the heart. I remember my childhood of writing poems in birthday cards I created for my mother, father, sister and brother, each year on their own special day. While I’m not sure how old I was in the beginning, I know I was in elementary school. How proud I was to be able to...

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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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