A couple weeks ago I submitted a poem to The Power Plant Contemporary Art Museum’s Power of the Poets contest. The idea was to write based on an artist’s work. I chose Black Cloud by Carlos Amorales and wrote from the duality of this view of his work and our current state of isolation. Though …

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This weekend, I submitted a short story to a “small magazine with an international reputation” and part of the submission process was to submit a short biographical statement. I was stumped. Honestly, writing a piece, having it critiqued (repeatedly) by my peers and instructors, and editing it (repeatedly) was easier than coming up with a …

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It started out simply enough – the sun was shining, a few birds were chirping. We were getting married that day. There was no large hall booked. No long flowing gown or tuxedo. Six bottles of champagne were chilling and some deli trays were waiting. We started our married life simply. It worked for us. …

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“Do you have kids?” Societal label: mom “What do you do for a living?” Societal label: valued/not valued  I used to work in special education (teaching assistant).  People always said, it’s takes a special kind of person to do that job. Special, maybe. Well paid, definitely not (not valuable). I took two years off work to …

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