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Kay’s Journal: Montreal Snippets

On Friday I leave for Montreal for the second Mastermind of my coaching cohort group. I’m excited to be with my peers and coaches and the excellent facilitation experience I know is ahead. Here are some snippets from the second 90-day sprint (Jan-Mar). My

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Poem of the Day, April 9: The role of Mr Animus in producing a poem, Cora Greenhill

Deep in Time is a strikingly beautiful book. More than a collection of powerful poetry, it is a work of art in itself. The poems are arranged to resonate with each other, often in groups around a theme and are set creatively on the page alongside original illustrations by the

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Poem of the Day,April 8: Adia’Zalika, Antonia

Above the Water of My Sorrows contains poetry by youth in King County juvenile detention in Seattle. The poetry was facilitated by Pongo Teen Writing, a trauma-informed poetry program that enables youth to write therapeutic personal poetry about difficult childhood experiences, including experiences of abuse, neglect, and exposure to violence.

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Poem of the Day, April 7: I Want to Tell You How Beautiful You Are, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Reading the Body is a collection of poetry about breast cancer and finding ways to reinhabit the body. The  journey progresses from diagnosis through chemotherapy and surgeries to healing. These poems speak to what it is to be a body facing issues of mortality as well as exploring what

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Poem of the Day, April 6: Wheelchairs That Kneel Down Like Elephants, Karen Fiser

“The poems of Karen Fiser astonish me with their honesty, alert wisdom, and exquisitely tender strength. She writes from a crucial place. I love the delicious startle of her images, the bravery of connections, the clear, sharp gaze…” -Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Yellow Glove, on Words Like Fate and

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Poem of the Day, April 5: My Family Tree, Alicia

From Here, There & Everywhere: Poems of Origin & Hope by Clarendon Elementary 2007-2008 5th Grade Students is a compilation of poems by children directly affected by the June 2007 ICE raid at the Fresh Del Monte food processing facility in Portland, Oregon and their classmates. The collection is edited

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Poem of the Day, April 4: A Day of Rain, Robb Jackson

Robb Jackson, originally from Huron, Ohio, and transplanted to Corpus Christi, Texas, died on February 23, 2013, from complications of open-heart surgery. He was sixty years old. Robb was my dear friend and soul brother who was one of my closest confidants and advisers. He was instrumental in the creation

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Poem of the Day: April 3: The Notebook, Shirley Glubka

Green Surprise of Passion is a collection of prose and poetry based on the author’s experience as a psychotherapist working with survivors of child abuse, including those who developed dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder) as a way of coping with unbearable realities. Shirley Glubka was born

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Poem of the Day: Apr 2: Wading Through the Words, Linda Martinson

Since 1987, Linda Martinson has endured the constant pain of fibromyalgia, an incurable musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder. Before the car accident that caused her fibromyalgia, she had a budding career a seafood marketing consultant, a perfect match for her commercial fisherman husband. After the accident, Linda was surprised to

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Kay’s Journal: An Indie Poem a Day

March has yielded its temper to the fickle sweetness of April, the third-snowiest month of the Colorado year. Today, Easter Sunday, is the first of April. I hear the toddlers next

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