A Red Hen Press review: Laurel Ann Bogen writes poetry for those who think they dont like poetry, review by Steve Kowit
Those as hunts treasure must go alone, at night, and when they find it they have to leave a little of their blood behind them. — Loren Alone I sniffed for buried treasure the tumble of night in your wandering eye I chose you for your swagger and cutlass tongue...
by Natalie Durkin “It’s fantastic to be a poet in L.A., and to be an Angeleno.” That’s right, our country’s chosen wordsmith is one of our city’s own. Amanda Gorman was born near Los Angeles International Airport, fitting considering she has wings rivaling any...
We the Young People: Reflecting on Our Nation’s Birthday with Amanda Gorman, United States Youth Poet Laureate
“We the People” by Amanda Gorman, The U.S. Youth Poet Laureate We the people live in a less than perfect union That accuses the vulnerable and never the top class and race When children are 'illegal' and intolerance bans humans I wonder who 'we the people' are in the...
We the Young People: Reflecting on Our Nation’s Birthday with Mila Cuda, Los Angeles 2017 Youth Poet Laureate
My country’s doormat
reads: SORRY, NO VACANCIES
I want it to read:
YOU’RE WELCOME HERE, DO COME IN
Make yourself at home.
We the Young People: Reflecting on Our Nation’s Birthday with Rhiannon McGavin, 2016 Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate
I go to the streets in a summer dress, today,
because I’m afraid of a new year with the locked air of a suitcase
a cold I may not feel and all I wanted was feeling
I wanted a blue jacket that smelled like thyme and you
I’ve accomplished a lot
Because you’ve been by my side
And you’ve helped me see life
As this one crazy ride
Feature: Bernadette Murphy – From Knitting to Motorcycles, it’s all about risk says this Antioch University Professor
By deborah granger Feature photo by Adrienne Helitzer/Still productions Author Bernadette Murphy is not only a master of words, having written several well-regarded books, but in busting down the confines of self-imposed comfort zones. Risk is not just a Hasbro board...
Bestselling author Bernadette Murphy re-discovered herself in mid-life by facing her fears with Orgasmic benefits in the Bestselling book HARLEY and ME
Murphy wrote a book that is riveting, intimate, and a fun read. Learning about our four brain chemicals that determine our personality traits is interesting however, I found Murphy’s personal experience even more intriguing. Not every woman is going to embrace mid-life on a Harley, but living vicariously through Murphy’s travels gives us insight into what it means to embrace mid-life rather than complain about it. Her story and her book is compelling. What a joy it was to spend an afternoon in my easy chair riding on a bike with Bernadette Murphy.