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Barbara Alfaro
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Attended Goddard College
Lives in Maryland
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Ebook editions of Mirror Talk now only $0.99 at Amazon and other online retailers.
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A wonderful way to begin any day!
"Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affection, reading, knowledge, skill..." "When power corrupts, poetry
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This blog post was originally published in May 2011. Here it is again as it is one of my favorite memories of my mother.
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April 30th Poem - Before Dark
BEFORE DARK “Home before dark,” our mother’s voice trails after my brother and me like a kite tail as we scamper to stickball.   Sundown happens too soon so we run to the blue house as if our lives depend on time. After supper, in the hallway, I hear “She’s...
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A fairytale about a little girl in search of a name and the marvelous adventures she has during that search.
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Dogs and Dogma
Recently,  I started reading a memoir by an atheist, one who used favorite old chestnuts to describe people of faith, "fairytales" and "mumbo jumbo" being the most popular cliche words. I assume "mumbo jumbo" is a veiled reference to the Latin Mass in Catho...
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You gotta love the comment of the Shakespeare's publishers - "You can make your own judgments about whether it's any good." http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rare-shakespeares-edition-dcs-folger-library/story?id=31756897
A glimpse at the priceless collection of first edition Shakespeare works.
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Why No Dostoyevsky?
No matter how lush the production values and engaging the acting performances in PBS Masterpiece Theatre programs like "Wolf Hall" are, surely I can't be the only one thinking the Henry VIII and the Queen Elizabeth sagas have been done to death. I imagine t...
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Complimentary Copies of First Kiss Poetry Ebook
It has been fun posting poems from Singing Magic , the paperback edition of my poetry, each day of April, National Poetry Month. Thank you to those readers who responded so warmly to my poetry. I published Singing Magic in 2010 and several years ago I selec...
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April 29rh Poem - Transitioning
TRANSITIONING For Lucas who would not cry.    “The doctors call it transitioning,” your mother tells me. “Some infants don’t cry when they come from the womb to the room and he wouldn’t so he had to be put on oxygen.” She kisses your forehead and pats your ...
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Maryland
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New York, New York - Atlanta, Georgia, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Poet, essayist, playwright.
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Award-winning author of Mirror Talk, a memoir about a Catholic girlhood and working in theatre, and a book of poems called First Kiss. Favorite authors are Dickens and the Bronte sisters. Favorite filmmakers are Woody Allen and the Coen brothers.
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  • Goddard College
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