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Christi Krug
Writer and Writing Coach
Writer and Writing Coach

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There are times when we confuse our real world with fantasy.
When this happens in a story, it’s utterly absorbing and rich. The show, “Wild and Reckless” is comprised of Blitzen
Trapper’s performance of ten songs, three from past albums, as the band tells a...

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Through the Loneliness: His Eye is on the Sparrow
soulful eyes. That’s what I notice when Maiesha McQueen takes the stage
as Ethel Waters in His Eye is on the Sparrow at Portland Center Stage . It’s mesmerizing, the way she embodies this character in every
dimension, the way her eyes rove over the ...

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The Refuge of Art: The Pianist of Willesden Lane
I've been stunned wordless by this Portland Center Stage show, thinking for days about artists and heroes, miracles and music, and the courage to rise above unfathomable cruelty. When Mona Golabek stepped onto the Main Stage looking ordinary in her sensible...

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How to Live, Unwritten
I've been thinking of the paradox of newness. Every day is new, and a new year is sparkly and exciting and Possible. And yet, not. We mark days and years with our calendars, naming the movement of the planet. And yet our lives begin with awareness and co...

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Wild Geese: What We Need is Here
Horseback on Sunday morning, harvest over, we taste persimmon and wild grape, sharp sweet of summer's end. In time's maze over fall fields, we name names that went west from here, names that rest on graves. We open a persimmon seed to find the tree that sta...

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My forbidden words.

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Zero Barrier: A Collected Poem
Zero Barrier (A poem of word scraps collected in a tea bag envelope over an 11-day silence.) Break out of established years: be peace brewing. Squeeze stash send created magic fizzy life brew. First carry water. Pick desired experience, pull petals, color y...

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Thinking about Easy.

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Who answers the door?

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What smallness can you celebrate?
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