Ghazal for Poetry Workshop

I submitted my first form poem for poetry workshop tonight. It’s not a strict ghazal, it may even be derivative, but I really love what spilled onto the pages. Writing in form is so intimidating but I’m finding that I really like the challenge, and the restraints guide my writing to places I might not […]

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To Vincent

Will you tell me just one thing? Did you ever wonder if it was normal to feel every stroke of light and dark as it fell on every mundane surface? Did you know with every pat of yellow oil that you had a gift and thus were cursed? Did you feel the tremor in your […]

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Introductions.

It’s been a while, and I’ve gotten rusty, and I feel guilty about neglecting this little space so I felt it was time for some re-introductions! So, hello! My name is Ana. I teach English Literature at the most magical little high school in Texas (that’s a fact). It’s the best. I have always loved […]

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Hasty Propositions (Nonduplicity)

Crack me open and look inside. I give you permission. But do it quick, please, before I change my mind. Don’t say you’ll wait for me – that I can do it when I’m ready. For who could ever break a bone, still attached, when it well protects all the soft and tender flesh from […]

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an artist is born.

The artist finds her voice in creating. So I will create. I don’t know what my “point-of-view” is yet. I’ve tried to blend in for a long time. Point-of-view is dangerous when you’re trying to blend in. But no more. The artist finds her voice in creating, and so I will create. And also, I […]

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