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Millicent Accardi
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The daughter of a longshoreman and a lathe operator, the writer and artist paulA neves (and sometimes PaulA Neves) grew up in the Ironbound section of Newark, New Jersey.
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Poets & Writers sponsored event for National Poetry Month: Featured Speakers Ricardo Means Ybarra and Ellen Reich
Loose Lips Reading series at Topanga Library. Open mic AND snacks. Saturday, April 21st, 2-4pm
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Thanks Lisa for the interview!
Buying Sleep


My brother leans over
in the cabin bedroom
that we shared once
a year and says to me
--now mind you
this is the brother I have
hated all my life--
he leans over the bunk bed.
Yes, he got the top.
He leans
into the springs
like he’s an old car
all 12 years
of him, and he
says to a boy half his age,
a boy tossing and fearing
outhouse snakes,
and the awful windy
silence, the calm of the desert
and the unfed
spring of the fear of Father
for still being awake
when the rest
of the sane world is not.
Now this brother leans over
and asks in the sweetest voice possible:
“Wanna buy some sleep?” In the darkness
I nod and, then, realizing years later
say, “Yes,” aloud and so he begins.
He gathers up a cocoon of sleep
in his hands and tucks in my feet,
my ankles, my legs, my torso
and then zips it up tightly under my chin
almost as if he loved me.
Interview with poet Millicent Borges Accardi
Interview with poet Millicent Borges Accardi
lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com
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If you shut yourself down as a writer, you’re stuck. The wooden shutters are up and the storm windows beneath are solid. People say write what you know, but writing what you don’t know but want to understand it also a valid avenue. Being a better writer, for me, means paying attention to my own biases and listening, being open to conversations and differences and similarities. Being a better writer means witnessing and being able to take note of what is important.
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I'm blown away and grateful for Jasper Kerkau’s review of my poetry: "In Only More So (Salmon Poetry), Accardi opens her heart, not only displaying her succinct use of language to articulate her experience, but also, gifting the reader with glimpses of memory, and sentimentality that gives credence to the notion that poetry is not dead. Only More So dwells in that place where poets yearn for truth, casting words as spells in a world that has lost its belief in magic."
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New interview with fabulous poet from Porto, Portugal.
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Thanks Sitka Public Library
in Alaska for adding Only More So to your library!
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