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In the Land of the Bards…

~September 10, 2013 ~ I’ve spent the summer in the Celtic realms – Ireland, Wales, Scotland and a part of England called Dartmoor. Through no conscious plan of my own, I have been called there for the last eight summers, an unexpected discipleship to the Goddess/Saint Brighid. . . Continue reading

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Where Poet and Mystic are One

~August 30, 2012 ~ . . .It was my first taste of a culture – and here I include both Welsh and Irish – where poetic language seems inscribed in the marrow, where lines of Yeats or Dylan Thomas rock babies to sleep, where poets have been seen throughout the eras as the wisdom keepers and mystics. Continue reading

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Jecinta, an Inspiration…

~ August 30, 2011 ~ You may remember, in the last chapter of Saved by a Poem, a girl named Jecinta challenged me to recite a poem when I was paralysed with shyness on my first day at the V-Day Safe House in Kenya… Continue reading

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Diving off the Cliffs of Moher and Other Poetic Adventures

~ July 20, 2012 ~ You may have heard me say, quoting the actor Austin Pendleton, “There are two ways to jump off the Cliffs of Moher. You can either squinch your eyes shut and clench your fists all the way … Continue reading

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Taped to my Mirror: How C. C. Carter was Saved by a Poem

~May 17, 2011 ~ Do you remember the wondrous woman in Chapter Three of my book, whose grandmother saved her from teenage depression by “prescribing” Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” as medicine… Continue reading

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Naked Words: Our First Language is Poetry

~4/1/2011~ It’s National Poetry Month, time to remember that poetry is our first language. Literally. All over the world, mothers croon to their babies in rhythm and rhyme. Perhaps this is because the womb itself is a poetic place. Your … Continue reading

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Poetry Inquiry at the Brink of 2011

~January 3, 2011 ~ I enter 2011 with Hildegard Von Bingen’s words pulsing in my ears, “When the inner and the outer are wedded, revelation occurs.”… Continue reading

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Written on the Bones

12/8/10  I am holding in my hands the manifestation of one of my (many!) dreams. The December issue of my favorite magazine, The Sun, features an interview entitled  “Written on the Bones: Kim Rosen on Reclaiming the Ancient Power of Poetry.”Alison Luterman has … Continue reading

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Jambo!

11/16/10 “Jambo, Kim!” It is my friend Zam, calling from Kenya. I can hear the sounds of Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa, behind her voice: children shouting as they play in the narrow passageways between mud and … Continue reading

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