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Poetry at Work: Sue Spencer

9 Comments 11 July 2014

In my journey into poetry at work, the poet in me wanted to make more of a difference, and the nurse in me realised that would happen best in health care.

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Journey into Poetry: Matthew Kreider

10 Comments 23 July 2012

So much of life depends upon the lighting. Under the fluorescent bulbs of Grade 9 English, I turned to page 646, or something like that, and discovered poetry.  Unit VII probably had a catchy and alliterative title, but I don’t remember it. I remember seeing bold-faced words, eerie line breaks (though I didn’t know the […]

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Journey into Poetry: Richard Berlin

9 Comments 18 June 2012

I didn’t start writing poetry until I was in my mid-forties. Growing up, I wasn’t the kind of kid who wrote poetry or holed up in his room writing a journal. As a teenager, I loved the singer-songwriters of the sixties — Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell – and I […]

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Journey into Poetry: Duane Scott

11 Comments 11 June 2012

I don’t recall how it happened; how I got bamboozled (love that word) into writing poetry. This much I know: L.L. Barkat is to blame. (Handcuff her, folks. Lead her away.) She recommended I start by reading Billy Collins so I did and loved it. I loved how his words only made sense if you […]

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Journey into Poetry: Tania Runyan

13 Comments 04 June 2012

I know poetry is where I'm meant to be. I just can't escape it.

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Journey into Poetry: Dave Harrity

8 Comments 28 May 2012

I liked poetry at that point in my life, but I didn’t love it.

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Journey into Poetry: Megan Willome

21 Comments 14 May 2012

After my mom died, I thought I’d never write another poem. Enter Susan Wooldridge’s book Poemcrazy.

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Journey into Poetry: Reno K. Lawrence

14 Comments 30 April 2012

For the past few weeks, I've been writing poetry, brainstorming lines. I imagine the right-brained play is overflowing into my creative process on the job.

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Journey into Poetry: Anne M. Doe Overstreet

13 Comments 23 April 2012

I cannot remember a time when there was not a passion for cadence and knowing and naming. This is the stuff of poetry.

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Journey into Poetry: Zack Saloom

14 Comments 09 April 2012

Armed with a finance degree, I tackled poetry like an equation to be solved.

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Journey into Poetry: Dave Malone

3 Comments 02 April 2012

Get me at a cocktail party. Get me talking about writing poetry. Get me talking about what made the difference. Just a phone call.

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Journey Into Poetry: Chris Yokel

11 Comments 26 March 2012

These days, I can't imagine my life without poetry.

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Journey into Poetry: Laura Boggess

19 Comments 19 March 2012

I was afraid of poetry. And so, I avoided it.

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Journey into Poetry: David Rupert

19 Comments 12 March 2012

I now realize that poetry isn't a tool to impress. It’s a way to reflect the soul.

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