I'm not going to lie that in my last prose poem in Gyroscope I totally put myself out there. Wait. I didn't put myself out there, I put out my narrator. That woman on the page is not me. No matter how confessional it sounds or is--it's not me. I may have a terrible love life. I may have a good deal of self-doubt. Who knows? And while that poem says I do, it doesn't make it "true" or "out" myself. Does it show my truth? Yes. I have intensity. I have conviction. I make the read
Join in the Geekiness! Let's dish our memories--all of that nostalgia. I know that I got my love masks, cowls, and dare I say it? Boot fetishes from the caped crusaders! https://terra-nouveau-lyceum.mn.co/ I also learned to smile because of this show! Batman doesn't smile in the comics (I didn't know I was supposed to. My teachers wrote that I was too serious in my classes. OOPS).
Dalva Doss will be teaching!!! There will be much poetry and discussion. Classes will be held by ZOOM on the Terra Nouveau Lyceum's Webpage: https://terra-nouveau-lyceum.mn.co/ To sign up: Enter the site and to the left column look for "Classrooms." Click there. If you are using an Apple product, you will have to sign-up with an Android device (just that once!). After, signing up you can access everything on all devices. Let's get our literary geek on!!!
It's been a while since I've written here. That will be changing. I have felt a deep stirring that somehow these words will resonate with the right person, at the right time. For those of you who know and those of you who don't, I lost my cousin Jamie Malinowski to COVID-19 before there were vaccines. She died in the first wave. I have been struggling with whether I should "own" my grief or if I should repress it as I've been taught and told to. I was asked "why are YOU griev