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Gender Female
Occupation Writer
Location California
Introduction I love poetry and discourse and gallows humor. I like to say that reading voraciously has been the only constant in my life. I am a fierce advocate for my daughter who has a severe seizure disorder of unknown origin, as well as for all special needs children. This is a place where poetry, politics, parenting, and disability intersect. Every now and then I curse and might offend you with my leftist politics. No apologies. Stop reading. If you have trouble leaving a comment, I'm sorry! You can always email me at elsophie AT gmail DOT com
Interests Reading, film, yoga and meditation, cooking and food, advocacy for kids with special needs
Favorite Movies The Seventh Seal, 8 1/2, La Strada, The Graduate, Harold and Maude, The English Patient, Philadelphia Story, Diva, Casablanca, Wings of Desire
Favorite Music Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Lucinda Williams, Patti Griffin, The Band, The Byrds
Favorite Books anything by Virginia Woolf but especially The Lighthouse, The Brothers Karamazov, The English Patient, anything by William Trevor, Falling Man by Don Delillo, poetry by Yeats, Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens and Mary Oliver, Mark Doty's Heaven's Coast, memoir by Abigail Thomas