An Ending and a Beginning

Last May when Felicity Sidnell Reid asked me to help run a blog for regional writers to share their work and experiences during the pandemic, I hesitated. We’d been in lockdown for over a month and a half, and I’d developed an effective routine of online exercise classes, daily walks, meditation, working on a novel,…

Listen by Kim Aubrey

Listen The doe grazing at wood’s edge gazes up as I slow down, entranced by her calm eyes, her jaw chewing, her refusal of fear, the power in her gentleness.   The online teacher invites us to brush air with palms and soles, to eschew control’s illusion. The yogi advises watching each thought, making space…

Poems from Gwynn Scheltema, Felicity Sidnell Reid, and Kim Aubrey

Sleeping Cat by Gwynn Scheltema a waterfall of sleeping cat spills from my lap his purr thrumming through my thigh up to my heart a comfortable heaviness this curl of cat rising and falling with each breath I take each low hum of purr a sleep song of heart harmonies   The Chair by Felicity…

WOAW! Poetry Like Never Before

You’ve never seen anything like it!  Get ready for poetry performed in a whole new way at the Festival of the Arts.   From legends to newcomers — poets performing their works in a variety of styles, including slam-poetry. Large-screen video illustrate their words. Choral performances fill the air. It’s word magic. It’s WOAW: Words On…