Posts Tagged "Poetry"

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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For You I Write by Sharon Ruff

For You I Write by Sharon Ruff

By on Oct 14, 2016 in Blog | 5 comments

I am writing to you the one on the singular journey the one who has stepped off the path   you know who you are you desperately want to know has anyone been this way before you search for flares, flashes of light scan the horizon for signs, signals, sparks evidence that you aren’t the first to walk this way a burning bush takes your breath woos you off the...

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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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