A Conversation With Monica Hand (2012)

"Don’t misunderstand me.  I believe in the power of poetry to heal and change but sometimes I am so tired of the atrocities in the world.  One book of poems is just not enough.  How do we make the blues go away.  I want to write poems that incite, inspire a better world."

Balancing Act: An Exercise of the Conscious Creative*

I've been writing about it all month...may as well finish out the month with it.  Silence and silencing. The idea of silencing is nothing new.  One of the first times I recognized it at play in my own work, I was a college student wannabe writer enrolled in an autobiography class in which we read [...]