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On Poetry Jeans & Noticing Something Closely
Here are some fresh ideas for National Poetry Month at Tweetspeak, the Best in Poetry & Poetic things. Including photographing your poet jeans in a creative way. I think if I do that, I will have to write about it. Also from Tweetspeak, some unusual poem pr...
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Reading Fiction Breeds Compassion -- and I Hope Writing It Does Too
Scientific studies have confirmed what avid readers know: reading novels makes you a more warm-hearted person, more likely to understand your fellow human beings, and quicker to empathize with them. And not just ONE study, but several scientific studies , h...
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Thanks to editor Angelique Jamail, my poem "Prayers for Everywhere" appears on her site Sappho's Torque today. I'm delighted that it appears on the weekend of Passover and Easter, as I think prayers should be borderless and expansive, helpful to all, everyw...
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Poetry in action. For National Poetry Month and beyond.
Carol is continually pushing forward and making a difference.
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April -- a Poetry Month discount on my book
I plan to honor poetry every day by reading it every day. Especially poets new to me. I bought two new books by poets friends recommended: Edgar Bowers and Henry Rago. Both write in ways that move me and illuminate the way poetry lives around and through us...
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New poems published, new ideas cooking
I'm having a happy poet week! That's the one in which you have two poems floating around out there in front of reading eyes (presumably), and you feel the wind under your wings to carry you to some new ideas. Autumn Sky Poetry Daily has today posted my poem...
I'm having a happy poet week! That's the one in which you have two poems floating around out there in front of reading eyes (presumably), and you feel the wind under your wings to carry you to some new ideas. Autumn Sky Poetr...
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Thanks, Michael, for this memoir of the memorable event, with lots of juicy details and names. I, too, love Sandra Beasley's blog and poetry. And Mary Biddinger's. I'm one book behind with her, have to get her newest. I wish I could have gone to Minneapolis and had the chance to meet you! But maybe in LA. Or at a Giants' game. :)
Bless Me Reader For I Have AWPed:: It's been several weeks since my last confession, but let me focus on this past week. It's been 7 days away from my office, two Delta plane flights, over 700 presses, literary journals a...
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Sandra Beasley reading conflicted with a panel I wanted to see but I wanted to hear her and had to choose.  Both Mary Biddinger and Jessica Smith had off site readings I would have loved to go to but I was dependent on ground transportation and just didn't have enough time to work out the deals.  Yes, it would have been fun to meet you. 
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For National Poetry Month, I"m offering my book GODS OF WATER AND AIR at a nice discount: $11 including shipping. Email me to ask for a copy and I'll send you the payment details.
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Celebrating Poetry Month - You can get my book at a discount
I'm celebrating the month in yet another way -- giving a hefty discount on my recent book, Gods of Water and Air . From now through April 30, you can get a copy directly from me for only $11, including shipping. Email me if you'd like one: rachel@dacushome....
I'm celebrating the month in yet another way -- giving a hefty discount on my recent book, Gods of Water and Air. From now through April 30, you can get a copy directly from me for only $11, including shipping. Email me if yo...
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My poem "Prayers for Everywhere" is on Angelique Jamail's wonderful site Sappho's Torque. Thank you, Angelique! Happy Easter to all.
I knew someone who had this great bumper sticker. It said, "God bless the whole world. No exceptions." I live in Texas, and the news cycle hurts. I was raised with religion, but I don't recognize v...
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Hello National Poetry Month! (April fool!!) (No, not April fool)
April, the month of showers, taxes, fools, and poetry, is upon us. Why does that combination seem just right? Fools and poetry, at least. In the Sufi tradition, a wise fool is a disguise for a Sufi holy man who might get his head separated from his shoulder...
April, the month of showers, taxes, fools, and poetry, is upon us. Why does that combination seem just right? Fools and poetry, at least. In the Sufi tradition, a wise fool is a disguise for a Sufi holy man who might get his ...
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Ready for National Poetry Month? No, Me Either
Here's the list of things I'd like to do for Poetry Month, but probably won't, because -- hello! -- it's also Tax Month and I'm writing a novel. But you never know.... 1. Join a Poem-A-Day group and write a poem every day in April. NaPoWriMo has a great por...
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I've been writing poetry for most of my 59 years. I started at 7 or 8. In 2008 I adopted what I call the William Stafford Discipline. Stafford wrote a poem every day, no matter what, and so do I. At that point I already had a couple of thousand poems, now - more than twice that. (I don't actually count them, I 'm estimating from my computer files.) I've found it's very freeing.

An interviewer asked Stafford, "What do you do when your poem isn't so good one day."
"I lower my standards," he said.
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Fundraising consultant & freelance writer - More information on my fundraising website ... http://racheldacus.com
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San Francisco Bay Area
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San Pedro, California
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Author of Poetry, Fiction, Memoir, Drama
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Rachel Abramson Dacus is the author of three books: Gods of Water and Air, Earth Lessons, Femme au Chapeau, and the spoken word CD A God You Can Dance. She is a widely published poet, dramatist, and writer of fiction and non-fiction. She is currently working on a novel, The Renaissance Club, a time travel romance involving the great Baroque sculptor, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and raises funds for nonprofit organizations. You can read more Rachel on her website http://racheldacus.net and purchase Gods of Water and Air at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Water-Air-Rachel-Dacus/dp/0615842410

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GODS OF WATER AND AIR (Aldrich Press, 2013)
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  • University of California, Berkeley
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Season of Binders
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Rocket Kids
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VIDA's Count -- Women and Ambition: A Discussion in Here, not out There.
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When I look at VIDA's count -- the now famous breakdown of publication data of males versus females in various magazines -- I'm always immed

My poem "Flight" in Valparaiso Poetry Review
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Poetry, books and memoir moments from a rocket kid. My name is up there on a piece of floating space junk. Tuesday, April 17, 2012. My poem

Rocket Kids: My new novel -- exploring publishing options
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As you might know, for the last couple of years I've been working on a novel, a contemporary story about a group of college teachers and

Rachel Dacus, Poet & Author
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Site of the poet and author Rachel Dacus, featuring links to published works, video of a reading, and pages of small press poetry publishers

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