Art, writing

Finalist: 3 Madison Metro Poems

I entered the Madison Metro Bus Lines Poetry Contest this year. The theme was “Looking forward. How we will celebrate when we can be together again in community.” Three of my haiku poems were selected as finalists! This yearly contest is hosted by the Madison Poet Laureate, the Madison Arts Commission, Madison Metro and Edgewood […]

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book review, writing

Review: Conversations with Lorraine Hansberry (2021)

Lorraine Hansberry was an award winning playwright and the first African American woman to have a play performed on Broadway. Her play Raisin in the Sun (1959) was a big success. The story is about the life of a working class African American family in Chicago. The themes are segregation, restricted opportunities for African Americans, […]

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book review, writing

More Great Sci-Fi by Becky Chambers

I am a woman and I like science fiction. Is there a 12-step program for that? I don’t think it necessary, but I really wonder why people think that it’s uncommon for a woman to like a story set in space. Adventure, exploration, new cultures, what’s not to like? Today’s sci-fi even has strong female […]

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bilingual, writing

June 2021 Poetry Challenge

I’ve returned from several days in Arizona for my uncle’s funeral. I wrote a poem to commemorate Uncle Peter which I read at the service. Since celebrating a life is on my mind, this month the poetry challenge will be to write a memorial poem. The subject can be personal, someone from your own life, […]

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