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How Do I Write Again?

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Comment by Susan Katz Miller on September 3, 2010 at 6:05am
Back-to-school will always be tied to memories of 9/11...On September, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, Rosh Hashanah and the last week of
Comment by Mary Keating on September 2, 2010 at 12:00pm
Back to school - what a double edged sword. I love the freedom to write without interruption, but I miss the giggles and the frequent distractions. I miss knowing what they are doing, hearing their stories and glancing out the office window to see neighborhood children engaged in bits of imagination and creativity. I was the mother who cried for a week when my oldest daughter headed off to kindergarten. I was the mom today who walked my fifth and second grader into school and chatted with other parents. I am the mom who will watch the clock slowly pass and pick them up at the front door of the school. Well, I probably will go early and take a peek at the classes filled today with new students. Granted, it is the first day of school and I have sort of wandered around lost in quiet spaces today. Although there are so many reasons to have them out of my office, especially as deadlines loom, I now realize they will be long gone and out of the house writing their own stories all to soon. To those new mothers, writing with kids underfoot gets easier as they gain independence! And for those whose children are creeping into double digits, there is the stark reality that the nest will someday be empty and time will have gone by way to fast.
Comment by Brenda Moguez on September 2, 2010 at 11:19am
Yes! My daughter and I are are both participating in 'Project Sketchbook' , her theme is 'Help' (teenage wasteland) and mine is 'Boy and Girls'. We are each writing poems and in our own voices and applying our unique artistic touch to our moleskins. It's such an interesting bonding project because while we are working on different themes and lost in our own thoughts and designs, we sit together and talk about techniques, life, school, writing, how weird Max is (brother) because he sits around making fun of us... It's a fall project and one that is rich with discovery for both of us in many ways.
Comment by E Victoria Flynn on September 2, 2010 at 10:42am
School is starting for many of you. Some of you letting go for the first time, other moving into another familiar routine. This time of year is about beginnings, something we hold on to from our own childhoods? Are any of you using this time to start something new?
Comment by Tania Pryputniewicz on August 31, 2010 at 9:44pm
Remember falling in love with your baby's eyes? Rebecca Kinzie Bastian has two poems that'll take you back to those early, first infant love affair days:

Also hoping to get an interview with this lovely poet, born and raised for awhile in Sweden, so forthcoming...I'll let you know when it is up.
Comment by Michelle McGee on August 31, 2010 at 7:40pm
My son has Tourette Syndrome. Read my latest post on why it's so important to have a place where you belong. Camp Twitch and Shout Family Weekend.
Comment by Nicelle Davis on August 31, 2010 at 8:18am
Review of Marjorie Tesser's amazing amazing chapbook here:
Comment by Lanita Andrews on August 31, 2010 at 12:48am
ok Meg - you're making me do it. I've been avoiding that real simple essay contest for about a month, thinking there is no place in that sugary sweet mag for my salt and vinegar life, but I keep coming across the announcement. Just when I thought it was done nagging at me, you post another one. So I sat down and started writing and it's actually coming along quite beautifully. I may just have something here. Thanks!
Comment by E Victoria Flynn on August 30, 2010 at 10:48pm

You're pretty much talking about my husband in high school and partially even now--a mild tempered, honest, "Wonder Daddy" who not only plays video games at night, but designs them by day.

We've had many conversations on this exact topic and I come out on your side. My best to you on your project. I'm looking forward to seeing the outcome.
Comment by Beth Winegarner on August 30, 2010 at 10:13pm
I was recently interviewed by the folks at Giant Fire Breathing Robot about my current project, a guidebook for parents on violent video games, heavy metal & the occult. Check out the interview here:

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