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It happened up near Pasco, Washington. My aunt calls from Burns to tell me. “Jinella, I got some sad news. Kyrin laid himself down on the railroad tracks up near Pasco and got hit. Far as the cops could tell, he had his music plugged in his ears, you know how the kids do…and his… … more >>>
I FINISH MY READING at a Southwestern Writers’ Conference. I have spoken about crippling pain from a hiking fall and seeing a dust cloud from the Gobi Desert turn the sun moon-silver over the Black Rock, and how a volcanic out-cropping seen against sunset can become figures from a Javanese shadow play. A woman in… … more >>>
The night of delusion is over; it’s almost dawn. The sun is rising, dispelling thick nets of darkness, and lotuses are blooming…If even the planets can’t fathom Here, who will break up these fun and games? —Meditate on Kali! Why be anxious? – Ramprasad, part of an English version by Rachel Fell McDermott If, “As… … more >>>
Dreams heed no borders, the eyes need no visas. With eyes shut I walk across the line in time. All the time. —Gulzar, poet, lyricist, and film director (b. 18 Aug 1934) You. There can be a stepping out. For the writer, there must be. Step away from. Step back. Step… … more >>>
The stories he told were local in the sense of being local to the soul, not to the landlocked Midlands culture. — Caoilinn Hughes, The Wild Laughter “Write what you know.” What if you know that you are in exile – in what once was local? What if your soul can no longer find its once… … more >>>
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