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About me

Gender Female
Industry Arts
Occupation Poet, Writer
Introduction "You must change your life," said Rilke. So that's what I keep doing. I worked as an actor and director in Chicago, wrote for an encyclopedia, edited two poetry journals, shelved and retrieved materials in several libraries, walked beans, and was an assistant professor of English. Now I serve as Poetry Editor and Editor at Large for Escape Into Life, an online arts magazine, write & edit as a freelancer, blog "eight days a week," study the random, tend perennials, and listen to birdsong.
Interests Poetry, Theatre, Art, Music, History, Science
Favorite Movies To Kill a Mockingbird, Wings of Desire, Moulin Rouge, Finding Neverland, Lars and the Real Girl, The Girl in the Cafe, In a Lonely Place, Stranger Than Fiction
Favorite Music Eddi Reader, Iris Dement, Jane Monheit, Leonard Cohen, Jennifer Warnes, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Tom Waits, Paula Cole, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, Edith Piaf, Rosemary Clooney, Pink Martini, etc.--singer/songwriters
Favorite Books To Kill a Mockingbird, Final Harvest, The Wild Iris, On Beauty, White Teeth, The Triggering Town, The Great Fire, The Great Gatsby

Why does the color blue mean raspberry-flavored?

I often ask myself this same question.