Life-long writer, insomniac, traveller, anxiety-prone worrier, insatiable questioner of the unanswerable question: why me? I've been seeking in dark places since I was 10, had my first poem published that year in Scholastic and have tried writing in every genre. Publication in children's magazines and anthologies,literary magazines, pulp magazines, on-line zines, other media-----and 3 books: NINE SPOONS, a holocaust picture book for all ages, SWIMMING LESSONS, a collection of short stories, SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAPPENED ON KENMORE, a cautionary tale for Young Adults (2009). Am at present experimenting with a Young Adult book in verse.
Member of Author's Guild, NLAPW,and SCBWI.
My current passion is the short short, especially flash fiction. I love the poetry of the US poet-laureat ,Kay Ryan and her advice to writers----the brave writer has the courage to leave spaces (not a quotation but the gist.
I hope to die, pen in hand.
I write because I must and because I feel that what has to be said is ocean deep and sky high and can never all be said. I am fueled by injustice to people, animals, the earth, ideas. wars and bigotry and harm to the earth and neglect of the helpless sicken me.
My greatest regret is that I cannot do much change things. But I'll die raising my voice.
Ian McEwen, James Cunningham. Alice Munroe, Kay Ryan, ---my least favorite question because I have so many favorites and they are always changing and I find it almost impossible to answer this question.
Just read of your recent loss, Marci, and send deepest condolences.
new address---now living in Los Angeles--adored husband died 11/11/11. Learning to go it alone. Marci
Hi Marci: Thank you for coming by to read and comment on my piece "For The Lost Boys." I appreciate the time and your response.
You might find Toby Barlow's 'Sharp Teeth' interesting. It's paranormal and a little funky but a stab at (what I would call YA) novel-length narrative poetry. Barlow ain't no Seamus Heaney but then he don't pretend to be. Cheers LS
the books I've published: NINE SPOONS; SWIMMING LESSONS; SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAPPENED
thank you,Claire! Yours is the first comment I've received! Marci
Thanks, Myra and Beata Beata, you are one of my heroes. Glass Woman Prize is a gift! I will be posting a story as soon as I find out how. Marci
Hi Marci and Welcome. I'm really looking forward to reading some of your work. Loved what you wrote, in the Why do you write, bit. Totally agree!
Welcome! I've been meaning to invite you to Fictionaut, but it looks like somebody (Juergen?) beat me to it. Good to see you here!