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The World Needs Your Truth

The arts connect us with feelings and experiences. They amplify the power of our truths—but only when we connect. It’s a two way street. To pave it, you have to lay out your raw vulnerable truth and let other people drive all over it. In just two weeks I’ll be speaking at the Menilfest/Gulf Coast Indie Book Fest on “Sharing Our Truths.” It’s an interactive … Continue reading The World Needs Your Truth

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Full Circle Reading/Signing

Originally posted on Reverse Perspective:
I’m still quite humbled to be included with the acclaimed poets in this anthology. The tagline is, “Words can kill, but words can also heal.” Conceived in response to a brutal gang-rape in India, it features the raw experiences of women the world over.  Degradation, stoning, domestic violence and a widow’s ritualized suicide are just a few of the topics… Continue reading Full Circle Reading/Signing

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Going Full Circle

(Photo above is in the cafe at Full Circle Books.) Scissortail was just great.  It’s this quiet, but crowded literary fest filled with a bunch of professors and literary editors sharing their own words.  And they are AWESOME. Each poet or author reads their own work for 15-20 minutes. A couple of my faves were Brent Newsome, Mary Anna Evans and Elizabeth Raby. (Okay, that was … Continue reading Going Full Circle

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Art Crawl: Resurrection

This morning as the world is celebrating Resurrection, my thoughts are spiraling on the women of Nigeria, the heroes of Ireland’s Easter Rising and the role of art in elevating our world, our everyday existance.  Art’s transformative power has never been more needed. Ephemeral images endure in our hearts’ memory:   No matter how subtle:   Sometimes we rise by stepping back:   By defying expectations: … Continue reading Art Crawl: Resurrection