Category Archives: Poetry

Interview with Mary Jensen, author of Chiaroscuro

You are the author of a new book of poetry, Chiaroscuro. Can you tell us a little about the book? Chiaroscuro is a poetry book about the contrast and balance between light and dark. Poems range from internal conflict to … Continue reading

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More on Gimp: Illustrating a story

I’m putting together another collection of Aleynobilia, poems, and stories to celebrate signing the contract for Broken Bonds, the next Aleyne novel, an adult science fiction romance. I’m hooked on Gimp, so I tried my hand at illustrations to go with … Continue reading

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Bad metaphors, cliches, and weight loss

After Karina Fabian posted the link on Facebook, I read this article on bad metaphors. Thus inspired, I dug out some of my old poems. On bad metaphors — bad  metaphors and cliches have no place in a poem. Not, … Continue reading

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Silly rhymes, or how I spent my journal time

I am apparently on a silly rhyme kick. As you may recall, I started going “Morning Pages,” though mostly in the afternoon, about two months ago. A couple of times recently I have found my head filled with rhyme. Today … Continue reading

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Poetic forms: Sestina

I’m blogging today on the Poetic Muselings blog about Sestinas. Check it out.

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Black Sci Fi, week 7: The Grand finale

So, it’s been a great six weeks. Thanks to Alicia McCalla for organizing this amazing event. I hope y’all have added to your reading list. If anyone still needs suggestions, check out last week’s posts — or any of the … Continue reading

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The State of Black Sci F week 4: Giveaway and something about my novel

Back in 2010 I decided to participate in Nano for the first time. National Novel Writing Month, Nano for short, happens every November, and participants attempt to write 50,000 words in a month. I decided to write a sci fi … Continue reading

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