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Celebrating and Learning from Three More Wonderful Poets

We present three poets, offering one of their poems along with words about its creation. My writing ideas are each based on one of the poems and are useful whether you are writing poetry or prose.Continue reading this article…

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story circle Life Journal for Writer's
Sheila Bender-The Spirited WomanSheila is on page 80