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Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses (Part of Living Poem)Hear audio: Metamorphoses%20181004_0192.MP3 So Apollo committed the first rape.He’d come back from exterminating Python,The Bane of Humanity, now his arrow-victim,And stopped to mock…See More
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First Drumbeat

First Drumbeat(Part of Living Poem) The time has come.Call it a drum,Or a crumb,What’s left of life. I used to tell a jokeWhen my life was wide,And I was a stud,And not a dud—I knowI’m not a dud.  I’m a dude,A dad.  But everyone mustRebut the dud chargeAt summing up time. Oh yeah, the joke,A trademark one for meIn that it’s not funny. I used to say I’ll never retireFrom writingBecause if I’m ever…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at Marion Branch McDowell County Public Library

October 24, 2018 from 4pm to 5pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be launching her new poetry collection A Neighborhood Changes (Finishing Line Press, 2018) at a book presentation and signing to be held at the McDowell County Public Library in Marion on October 24.See More
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"Thanks much, Joan!  I'm trying to get some attention for these poems.  Triple Whammy is def in rap style.  And the beat goes on.  Hugs from me and Bev."
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You might be the first ALS-subject-matter rapper. Add some beats and spread it. the time is now...See More
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More from the World of ALS (Part of Living Poem)    Negotiating steps is like someone who seeksTo emulate a goat on mountain peaks. Crossing a threshold, limping inIs like the valley-walking of an Olympian. A cane and its grip make a fellow stopTo consider the physics of leans and drops. To know how a forefinger grabs and digsImagine your digits are chestnut twigs When a new drug trial notably…See More
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RANDALL KENAN SELECTS NANCY WERKING POLING WINNER OF THE 2018 ALEX ALBRIGHT CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE

RANDALL KENAN SELECTS NANCY WERKING POLING WINNER OF THE 2018 ALEX ALBRIGHT CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE(31 August 2018)Nancy Werking Poling of Black Mountain is the winner of the 2018 Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition for "Leander’s Lies." Poling will receive $1000 from the North Carolina Literary Review, thanks to a generous NCLR reader’s donation that allowed this year’s honorarium to increase (from the previous award of $250). Her winning essay will be published in the North…See More
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Upcoming Rides(Part of Living Poem) I must take a break from writing aboutThe third Lord Granville’s loss of landIn colonial North Carolina to noteI’m losing functionality in my hands. I’m confining my writing to a four-line,Alternate rhyme form, like a horse-fenceFraming a pantomimeOf equine force.  Hence, It’s time to imagine the power of mind,For instance, when a nod or thoughtInstructs a machine to…See More
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A BOOK REVIEW

By the Side of the Buffalo Pasture Book Review
By Lisa Boblett


Kathleen Buerer’s memoir, By the Side of the Buffalo Pasture, evokes
yearning for meaning in life. This woman of courage left a materially
comfortable existence in pursuit of that which is intangible yet as
necessary as water. Clearly and compassionately, she describes her
experience of leaving her position with the Environmental Protection Agency
in Washington DC and the promise of a “fat retirement check” in search of
something more.

That something more begins to unfold after she reads a newspaper article
about the birth of a White Buffalo on a farm in Janesville, Wisconsin. She
plans to visit the farm during her next trip to the Midwest. When she gets
there, she feels drawn to Miracle, a “muddy beast” that in Native American
culture represents the fulfillment of an ancient prophesy.

While many in midlife might turn to materialism to avoid confronting the
mystery of life, Buerer chooses to delve deeper into life’s purpose and find
meaning in her own existence. She visits Miracle repeatedly over the
animal’s life span of 10 years and finds herself learning lessons from those
encounters. She becomes more sensitive to the environment. “Love the Earth”
is fixed in her subconscious. She becomes sharply aware of consumerism and
the carelessness of the modern age and examines what it means to be a woman,
a keeper of the earth, a mother.

Miracle, the White Buffalo, represents an era that has passed and the
author romanticizes a simpler time when herds of buffalo roamed the plains
offering their lives to sustain Native peoples. The captivating mythological
Legend of the White Buffalo Calf Woman is beautifully retold and reminds us
of the wisdom in the search for the still voice within. Buerer poignantly
takes us back to the simplicity of the earth, the beauty of nature and the
search for those things that make life worth living - love, compassion and
honoring the planet and all of its inhabitants.

This book is an easy read. And well worth the journey.

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Heartsick Over Haiti

The first news of the day was tough to take. Tragedy has once again come to the impoverished nation of Haiti. By now everyone following the news knows it is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and that 80% of its people live in poverty.

What might not be remembered are the news reports from 2008 when the Haitian people were making cookies with dirt and oil and water. As food prices around the world began to rise, those were the only ingredients some caregivers could obtain to mix… Continue

Posted on January 13, 2010 at 12:00pm

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