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Poem of the Week

The practice Heather Swan refers to in the last stanza of “Bowl” is called kintsugi, which in Japanese means literally, “golden joinery.” Yet this drive to highlight the cracks in something—what some might call its failures—goes against the message most…

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Reading at Bookstock!

You can watch me reading poems from Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection as well as a few of my own poems at the Bookstock Literary Festival in Woodstock, Vermont below. Many thanks to the tireless work of the organizers,…

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Poem in Rutland Herald!

Many, many thanks to Susan Jefts and The Rutland Herald newspaper for running this wonderful piece about my poem, "Down to Earth," dedicated to my husband, Brad Peacock. I don't think I've ever had anyone respond so deeply and truly…

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Poem of the Week

I love this poem by Margaret Hasse from Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection, an anthology that I recently published. This is part of kindness, after all, reaching out to neighbors who may need our skills and attention, and teaching…

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Poem up at Gratefulness.org

Thanks to Kristi Nelson and Katie Rubinstein at A Network for Grateful Living for publishing "More" at Gratefulness.org! More by James Crews I know it’s summer when we wade out into the field and pick these crisp wonders, tiny cucumbers…

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Poem in Birchsong, Volume II

I'm so grateful to editors, Alice Wolf Gilborn, Carol Cone, David Mook, Marcia Angermann, Peter Bradley and Monica Stillman for including "Spring Ritual" in Birchsong Volume II: Poetry Centered in Vermont. This piece is about the ritual each spring of needing to…

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Poem of the Week

This week's poem is "I Confess" by Alison Luterman from Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection, the anthology that I recently edited. I love moments like these when you just want to reach out to a stranger and spark…

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