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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

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Joan Henehan replied to Joan Henehan's discussion on Reading Living Poem
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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
Rob Neufeld replied to Joan Henehan's discussion on Reading Living Poem
"Thanks for the prompt, Joan!  I have attached the whole work in progress as a doc at the bottom of the table of contents page:"
Joan Henehan replied to Joan Henehan's discussion on Reading Living Poem
"Is there a way from this website to print everything or might you send me such a document to"
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

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
Rob Neufeld replied to Joan Henehan's discussion on Reading Living Poem
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Joan Henehan replied to Joan Henehan's discussion on Reading Living Poem
"I'll ask the kids, Barb and Ethan, if they have any contacts who might have an interest in this as a unique topic for any performers they know. It might also be something that my friend Ruby Lerner could brainstorm about to her theatre…"
Rob Neufeld replied to Joan Henehan's discussion on Reading Living Poem
"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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on Reading Living Poem

You might be the first ALS-subject-matter rapper. Add some beats and spread it. the time is now...See More
Sep 15
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More from the World of ALS

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
Sep 6
Nancy Werking Poling posted a discussion


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
Sep 4
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Upcoming Rides

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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The Cherokee and the Colonists

The Epic of the Cherokee and the Colonists            Hernando De Soto stopped in Asheville in 1541            When the Spanish conquistador came through here on his way from the Gulf Coast to Lake Michigan, he encountered big towns, well-used roads, and abandoned homes.   A smallpox epidemic—one of a series of plagues…See More
Aug 17
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Centaur: A Clinical Trial

Centaur: A Clinical Trial (Part of Living Poem)   Sodium phenylbutyrate, a.k.a., PB: People with urine disorders take it Because it removes a nitrogen surfeit. In people with cystic fibrosis, It… View »

Mana Magic / For Nathan

Mana Magic / for Nathan (Part of Living Poem) This poem is based on a Magic: The Gathering deck that Nathan Neufeld created using artifact type cards; and which is able, 1 out of 5 deals, to defeat… View »

Interview with the Author

Interview with the Author (Part of Living Poem)   Why do you rhyme so much?   To enhance the poem’s reading sensation. If it distracts you, I’ve failed.  By the way, Rhyme’s not my mai… View »

Who Killed Cock-Robby

Who Killed Cock-Robby (Part of Living Poem)   Who killed Cock-Robby?   “Not I,” said Shampoo, “Though I turned your eyes red.” “Not I,” said Peeling Grill. “What?  Surely, not,”… View »

Living Poem

Living Poem: A Journey through ALS and Our Time by Rob Neufeld Table of Contents Scroll down and click on hyperlinks to see pages, which link back to the Table of Contents.  Poems without hyp… View »

The Triple Whammy

The Triple Whammy (Part of Living Poem)    I’m sinking sooner than I expected. My fine ideas will finally get tested. For instance, composing this record Of my journey, my method Of turning… View »

Fable 1: The Mail Truck and the CD

Fable 1: The Mail Truck and the CD (Part of Living Poem)    Bev and Rob leave home, play “Dirty Computer” On the car’s CD player.  “I wish the Lucinda CD had come today,” Bev says.&nbs… View »

Introduction to Fables

Introduction to Fables (Part of Living Poem)    The most zoomed-in view of space discloses Ghost particles shifting in timeless poses. No one moment steps up to be reckoned In a virtually n… View »

World from ALS

The World from ALS (Part of Living Poem)    Obstacles   Obstacles sprawling along the ground Are double their size to get around.   Walking   Feet making progress hoof by hoo… View »

News of a Protein

Simplified News: Protein hRNPA2 (Part of Living Poem) They discovered another protein that causes Clumping attributed to ALS— An enzyme that keys into RNA With sets of changeable key-like-shapes Hel… View »


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