On Writing

Poem 141 – In it & more

In it

in the smell of Spring’s breezy exhalation:
my anxious youth

track meets where I hid under the bleachers and cried
classrooms wet with stifled heat and math I didn’t understand
teachers who understood my passion for words
the wobbly possibility of a lunch-hour romance
the first time I shaved my legs brown hairs curling down the tub drain like caterpillars
the promise of summer solid like Nonna’s shoulders

all of it – my waving youth
in the smell of Spring’s perfect exhalation

Thursday, June 3, 2021 – 7pm – The Joy of Editing

Please join my editor Abigail Roelens and I as we read our poetry and discuss the editor/writer relationship. We’ll show you what the original Thimbles manuscript looked like, what we edited, and how we bonded over the love of our grandmothers.

This is a Zoom webinar. Please register for the link here:

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm EST

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Local poet has two new books out!

Poet Laureate Emeritus, historian, teacher, publisher and friend, Marty Gervais has not one but two new collections of poetry! They are fresh off the press and selling at sale prices! Click on the link for more info!

A New Dress Everyday: Poems in my Mother’s Voice

Nothing More Perfect

Both collections are published by Mosaic Press.

Congratulations Marty!

One thought on “Poem 141 – In it & more

  1. Oh Vanessa, This is super! “ math I didn’t understand “ no kidding! The learning was “ words”, something a lot of “ Math majors “ don’t Understand at all, at all!!

    Sent from my iPad



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