Profile

Scrapbook photo 1
Scrapbook photo 2
Scrapbook photo 3
Scrapbook photo 4
Scrapbook photo 5
Millicent Accardi
Works at Self
605 followers|124,372 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Millicent Accardi

Shared publicly  - 
 
Like Forché, Glück, Philip Levine, and Irene McKinney, she bears witness to the pulses of history always threatening to undercut the birds in the trees, reminding us how, like the woman in the title poem, we “must survive by owning air,” and even then there is no guarantee." book review by PaulA Neves in Cleaver Magazine.
1
Add a comment...

Millicent Accardi

Shared publicly  - 
 
The December issue is live! "Wordgathering is fortunate to have two guest interviewers. Robert Masterson interviews poet Morris Eidelberg about the short, blunt writing style he has developed. Millicent Borges Accardi interviews two poets, Andrea Scarpino and Veronica Noechel about their writing. Scarpino's focus is on writing and chronic pain while Noechel talks about writing and mental illness." Thanks for this opportunity Michael Northen--
During its ten years of publication, Wordgathering has had the privilege of interview many interesting people associated with disability writing and disability studies on a wide range of topics. http://www.wordgathering.com/issue40/interviews/interviews40.html
Wordgathering is an online journal of creative disability-related literature, that seeks work from writers with and without disabilities. It features, fiction, book reviews, essays, interviews and critiques of disability literature and art.
1
Add a comment...

Millicent Accardi

Shared publicly  - 
 
Wouldn't my grandmother (the Target shopper) have been proud? My book's available at Target (online) http://www.target.com/p/only-more-so-paperback/-/A-51278848http://www.target.com/p/only-more-so-paperback/-/A-51278848
1
Add a comment...

Millicent Accardi

Shared publicly  - 
 
My latest Luso interview. Science Fiction genre novelist Sarah A. Hoyt, born in the northern village of Granja, Águas Santas, Maia, mainland Portugal. She recalls:
When I was little there were often processions down the village street. The village women used to collect flower petals and lay them down in patterns creating designs, like a tapestry. Then we’d pull out the best bedspreads and rugs and hang them from the windows.
By Millicent Borges Accardi, Contributor (*) Science Fiction genre novelist Sarah A. Hoyt was born in the northern village of Granja, Águas Santas, Maia, mainland Portugal, where she grew up. She recalls: When I was little there were often processions down the village street. The village women used to collect flower petals and lay them […]
1
Add a comment...

Millicent Accardi

Shared publicly  - 
 
"In the persona of the boy, the speaker imagines shaving for the first time and learning to kill rabbits for food. In his body, he shoots a rifle and lives in a desert climate where there are “lizards and prairie dogs.” “No Ellis Island” is a compressed way of letting us know the boy’s ancestors were immigrants, not by way of Ellis Island (like the speaker’s ancestors, perhaps the mask slipping a bit here?) but smuggled “in a ship’s barrel.” As the boy, the speaker recovers memories that are mostly positive—“plump summer evenings” and adults replete with hot stew and wine—but threaded throughout with the deadly knowledge that razors cut, necks break, and those rabbits are doomed." 
When I first read today’s poem I made an assumption other readers might also make, that the speaker is writing about her own life. In fact, we cannot tell even the speaker’s gender from anything in this poem.
1
Add a comment...

Millicent Accardi

Shared publicly  - 
 
Dedicated to the GOP and Paul Ryan:
"At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge, ... it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir."
"Are there no prisons?"
"Plenty of prisons..."
"And the Union workhouses." demanded Scrooge. "Are they still in operation?"
"Both very busy, sir..."
"Those who are badly off must go there."
"Many can't go there; and many would rather die."
"If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."
1
Add a comment...

Millicent Accardi

Shared publicly  - 
 
Happy 2017! If you've been wanting to read Only More So, it's now marked down to 10EU. Support an indie publisher too. http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=389&a=281 …
1
Add a comment...

Millicent Accardi

Shared publicly  - 
 
Latest issue of the S Curves is up. Thanks to the editors for featuring my fairy tale poem, "In a Certain Village"
1
Add a comment...

Millicent Accardi

Shared publicly  - 
 
More audio files added of me reading my poems from Only More So. Take a break from the election anger, sadness and news and check out some poetry?
1
Add a comment...

Millicent Accardi

Shared publicly  - 
 
One more reason why 2016 sucks.
Gwen Ifill dead at age 61
1
Add a comment...

Millicent Accardi

Shared publicly  - 
 
Remember, remember, the 5th of November. 
1
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
Poet
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Work
Employment
  • Self
    present
Links