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Talking Back to Emily D
I'm engaged with Dickinson through her letters and poems in a kind of long, late-night girls-sitting-up-and-braiding-each-other's-hair kind of conversation. I can't read anything she's written without wanting to talk back. She inspires the opposite of passi...
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Time Travel Novels Come in All Flavor
Time travel novels seem to travel between genres: you can find them in Mainstream, Literary, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Romance, and Women's Fiction. Between H.G. Wells' The Time Machine and Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series lies a vast continent of uncategorizable s...
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Zen and the Art of Waiting for an Agent (or Editor)
Einstein was right: time isn't real. I know because I've fallen into the black hole between finishing my novel, The Renaissance Club , and waiting for an agent to offer to represent it. A seemingly endless span in which "Replies if interested" is the new "N...
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Time-Travel Novels -- Who Hasn't Rocketed Back?
Because I've written a mainstream (not fantasy) novel involving time travel, I'm reading as many of them as I can find. Lo and behold, besides the obvious science fiction writers, it turns out that many literary and mainstream authors also have used the dev...
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Multimedia poem - "Chopin Reigns"
In my nostalgia for the rain that has forsaken California this year, I went back to a marvelous multimedia remix by the inventive poet/publisher Nic Sebastian and talented visual artist Kimm Kiriako. Here's a video version of my poem "Chopin Reigns" , in a ...
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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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My poem about throwing away soap
I do some of my best writing in the shower. In my mind, of course. Neither pen nor phone can withstand the water. The inspirational quality of the shower may be in part because mine has a skylight. I can wash or just do hyrotherapy in sunlight, watching clo...
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Submit Your Writing Like a Man
While I was appalled to learned about a gender difference in the way women and men submit their writing for publication, as I read K elli Russell Agodon 's essay on the subject, I increasingly recognized my own female style of sending out my work. Women poe...
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Time's Mysterious Flow, Poetry, and Hummingbirds.
When you spend most of your life in midair, how does time and travel through it differ from the way time falls, softly, quieting the air and stilling itself, when you're seated among your throng of thoughts? Most of my days and nights are spent inside that ...
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Time-traveling in Italy
While researching time-travel novels as I work on my novel, The Renaissance Club,  I saw that Google can grab plenty of articles that answer the question, "When is the best time to travel to Italy?" But none answered, "The Seventeenth Century." It seems Ric...
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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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Fundraising consultant & freelance writer - More information on my fundraising website ... http://racheldacus.com
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Fund development and public relations consultation and grant writing
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  • Resource Development
    Fundraising consultant & writer, present
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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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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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