Barbara Simmons is a Bostonian living in California–the two coasts inform her writing! A graduate of Wellesley and The Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins, she’s a retired educator who writes to
remember, envision, celebrate, mourn, and understand. She’s published a book of poetry, Offertories:Exclamations and Disequilibriums (Amazon).
It was the year I moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, leaving the boarding school where I’d been teaching in western Massachusetts. I was living in an apartment – actually, the 2nd floor of an old home that had been carved into …Continue reading →
Our fall/winter 2018 contest judge Kelli Agodon felt that two poems tied for 2nd place. We posted one last week, ?Grave Site Visit? by Nancy Levinson, and this week we are posting the second second-place winning poem, Barbara Simmons “Driving Home.” Kelli wrote this about her choice of Barbara?s poem: “Driving Home” is a lovely …Continue reading →