A Poet’s Corona Journal – by Donna DeWeerd 12

Poems of Solitude March, 2020 The crown virus is king today. Its implications? Solitude and self-reflection. Who will I be through this crisis? Which “self” will control the uncontrollable? Go to the center and ask the spirit’s nucleus — what shall I learn? Clarity will always be paid for by […]

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Memoir Writing: Look to Experimental Forms for Inspiration 3

MEMOIR IS USUALLY structured like fiction: roughly linear (either forward or backward), with or without a prologue, and often with an epilogue or afterward. It tells a story with a recognizable beginning, middle, and end. The novel story structure is solid and time-tested and works for any memoir. But what […]

Poetry as Memoir Form 22

Memoir comes in many forms, including poetry. Sometimes I forget this fact. To demonstrate how poetry can be memoir, I want to share with you a simple little poem I made in response to a writing prompt, along with the journaling process I used to write it. My journal is […]

Author Interview: Cendrine Marrouat 1

Yesterday, it was my privilege and pleasure to interview guest author, Cendrine Marrouat. Cendrine was born in southern France. A French-English translator and former teacher, she immigrated to Canada in 2003 and, since then, has concentrated on writing poetry and plays, as well as developing her skills as freelance writer […]