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FIRST THOUGHT:

First thought:  The wintered birds, returned. Second thought:  On the phone I kept having to call her back to me. She was listening, elsewhere, beyond me. Third thought:  The church…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EMILY DICKINSON

It is sweet Emily's birthday today, whose poems fed me when I was a teenager and whose wild dashes and refusal to live by convention fueled my sense of possibility.…

3X5 STORIES: BLUE SPRUCE, ROOTS UNBOUND

Beautiful people, my dear friend Jennifer Rickards has created an amazing project called Three By Five, collecting snapshot stories of moments that have altered the path of people’s lives on 3x5…

THANK YOU IS A PRAYER

THANKS Listen with the night falling we are saying thank you we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings we are running out of the glass rooms…

ANGELS ON MY AIRPLANE

I fell asleep writing on my flight, and in the always in between space that flying seems to stretch open within me, I dreamt there was an angel on the…

40 YEARS AND 80,000 LIVES

Poetry and activism bring me back to Pennsylvania once again. I am honored to have been commissioned to write a poem celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Crisis Center North in…

THE WOMEN JUST KEEP RISING

The final count of votes in the 2018 Midterm Election leads to a historic moment in US politics as a record 117 women are elected into office, with 100 Democrats…

THIS MOMENT.

THIS MOMENT TONIGHT.I've just gotten home from the gym, where I found myself in another unexpected conversation with a survivor of childhood violence. Despite knowing this person for years, I…

USE YOUR VOICE

I'm using one of the voices I’ve got, as if all of our futures depend on it.Please use your voice too, for the future we are making together.All peace to…

BEAUTY CAN SAVE YOU

Fall has always been my favorite season. All of the colors and the sideways light feel a little bit like magic to me, a little bit like the best kind…

WHEN WE ARE ALL FREE

I am going to hear my boot heels on those stone steps for lifetimes. I am going to open my eyes and let the breath leave my body when he…

THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE.

"There is always hope."On Tuesday October 9, 2018, I was honored to return to the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, to serve as the Keynote Speaker for the event,…

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