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The Good Housewife* at sunrise with its schmears of cream cheese clouds against the quince-colored morning light, Mrs. Goldberg is out of bed ~ a military tactician in war-time, no dust-bunny is safe, every grease spot is enzyme-bombed, the wash thrashed by machine, then hung or folded, put in place, her windows wiped, her floors scrubbed and woe betide wee crawling creatures, so intent is Mrs. G on genocide © 2014, Jamie… Read More

“Come sleep with me: We won’t make Love, Love will make us.” Julio Cortázar The Cortázar quote is apropos of nothing except that I like his work and thought of that line (so fabulous!) after hearing this last evening on a PBS Brief But Spectacular Take on letting go by the new-to-me poet, Whitney Greenway. Sometimes the mind takes a strange turn on things. I’m getting old.  Anyway … THIS is the only piece… Read More

opportunity knocks The PEN Center USA Literary Awards, Calls for Submissions:”… is accepting teleplays by writers living west of the Mississippi River. Entries are reviewed and judged by panels of distinguished writers, critics, and editors. Winners will be announced in the late summer of 2017. Each winner receives a $1,000 cash prize, a one-year membership to PEN Center USA, and two tickets to the Literary Awards Festival in the fall of 2017.” Further Details HERE…. Read More