Monthly Archives: February 2013

Anticuchos to Zucchini

My friend and mentor Priscilla Long introduced me to the abecedarium, a collage format in 26 sections, “a considerable space to contain and thankfully to restrain a large subject,” she says in her excellent manual, The Writer’s Portable Mentor. Two … Continue reading

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“Ode to Basil”

I sometimes say that I don’t like to write from prompts–I’m a slow starter, & brilliance doesn’t flow at the drop of a hat or a word. I need to mull it over, let it steep. And yet. And yet, … Continue reading

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Three in print

Last year I had three essays published in print journals. Print, as in words on paper, volumes that I can hold in my hands, flip through their pages. And yeah, to see my own stories in print.  Unlike online journals, though, I can’t pass them … Continue reading

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