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Interview with Poet Kirsten Warner (GRITTY, DANGEROUS DOLL) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

1) What is the theme of your poem? The theme of this poem is how to turn disappointment into something useful for myself, how to transform that deadly blow into art. 2) What motivated you to write this poem? I … Continue reading

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Interview with Poet Paul O’Donnell (PASSING) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is the theme of your poem? Paul O’Donnell: Despair, frustration, poor decisions and their consequences, hope 2) What motivated you to write this poem? All my poetry is prompted by what I feel or see. It’s my … Continue reading

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Interview with Poet James Morgan-Jones (Demoiselle) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is the theme of your poem? James Morgan-Jones: The beauty of the natural world, of difference and of the individual. 2) What motivated you to write this poem? A visitation by the demoiselle as I sat in … Continue reading

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Interview with Poet Janelle Barker (9/11 ATTACKS) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

1) What is the theme of your poem? the theme of my poem is finding your strength to stay strong 2) What motivated you to write this poem? this event changed the world and affected all of us deep into … Continue reading

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Interview with Poet Franco D’Alessandro (LEOPARD CLUB LOVE) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

1) What is the theme of your poem? That transformative power of -what the Greeks called- Storge/Philia love, especially when found in an unlikely place and between unlikely people. 2) What motivated you to write this poem? My relationship with … Continue reading

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Anti-Intellectualism and Right-Wing Populism — SUNDRY THOUGHTS

Truthiness, Alternative Facts, and Damn Lies Stephen Colbert, during his years of hosting The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, spoke, in the character of a composite of most of the on-air talent at the FOX News Channel of “truthiness,” defined … Continue reading

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Writing a Poem — Writers reflection

Having difficulties writing poems? Let me help!! via Writing a Poem — Writers reflection

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Writing about writing about writing Review 3 — petewsutton

3rd in an intermittent series of reviewing my writing books, with an aim of reducing how many I have. (4th really but the on and off the shelves post didn’t include any reviews) Exercises In Style by Raymond Quineau This … Continue reading

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Cat Ears and Tiger Bites – Imagination — “Expert” – Parenting Beautiful Minds

I had safely secured both my children into their buggy and the snacks were packed. We headed into our beautiful local town. It was a decent three-kilometre walk from our house and the children and I generally chatted, recited well-known … Continue reading

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What Not to Say to Other People, Even if You Mean Well — TravelMamas.com

We’ve all done it…unintentionally offended someone with our seemingly innocent question or comment. Over the years, I have discovered many things NOT to say. As a very curious and fairly awkward person, I have learned many of these lessons the … Continue reading

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