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Reading & Conversation Series: Elishaba Doerksen

Watch a recording of this event: READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: ELISHABA DOERKSEN Recorded: Thursday, October 20 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom Bio: Elishaba Doerksen is the oldest of fifteen children born to ex-hippies Robert and Kurina Hale—also known as Papa Pilgrim and Country Rose. She grew up in a dilapidated 341-square-foot log cabin …

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A Poem for the Season

Dusk in Autumn The moon is like a scimitar, A little silver scimitar, A-drifting down the sky. And near beside it is a star, A timid twinkling golden star, That watches likes an eye. And thro’ the nursery window-pane The witches have a fire again, Just like the ones we make,— And now I know …

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Poems by Margo Waring

  From the poet: I appreciate the opportunity to share three poems on the topic of “why write.” In my case, poems about the difficulty of finding time for writing. The last of the three poems is about the kind of reception I would love to have for what I have written.   Poet’s Lament In …

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Read This? By Dan Branch

Seven or eight years ago, I retired from a state job and spent years getting an MFA in writing from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Then I dragged my feet for a few more years before publishing a book of essays. Many describe the lives of friends on the Kuskokwim River of Western Alaska. You …

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What I learned from failing this month by Andromeda Romano-Lax : 暴腮龙门 Exposing gills under the Dragon Gate

I just experienced a learning failure that makes me feel like a fish exposed to the air. That wasn’t really the first metaphor that came to mind but I wanted to share this idiom with you because Chinese idioms tickle me. In the story on which it’s based, river carp that are able to jump …

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