Archive for June 2011

Feast on your life

This poem landed on my ears today, a welcome gift.  In advance of turning 60, which is, it turns out my friends, is a big deal after all. Love After Love by Derek Wolcott The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at…

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Teen Voices, Teen Writers

This spring, I had the honor of judging the finalists in an international short-story contest run by  Teen Voices, an organization with the mission of “changing the world for girls through media.” Teen Voices magazine — a glossy print magazine written entirely by girls for girls — has been around for 20 years, so the…

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The Red Tent in song

I still get emails, and even the occasional letter, about The Red Tent. Nearly all of the communication comes from women, and lately from high school students — some of whom were assigned the book, others who found it on their own. Since there is a lot of birthing in The Red Tent, as well…

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