Love's Bitten Tongue: On Vassar Miller
Lighthouse Writers Workshop Blog Post, November 2018
Vassar Miller was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in the 60s and was twice Texas Poet Laureate--yet her rich and complex work is largely unknown outside of literary circles. Her life is every bit as compelling as her art.
Songs Aboard the Women's Freedom Train: Writing to Be Free
Lighthouse Writers Workshop Blog Post, March 2018
"I write myself into better dreams," says Terry Tempest Williams. And so do the women of this writing workshop I facilitate, who are transitioning out of incarceration.
There's Gold in That Story
Lighthouse Writers Workshop Blog Post, November 2017
"What someone who teaches a workshop mainly does," says the poet Galway Kinnell, "is recognize the passages that are alive and true and show those to the author."