Other Side of the Room

Long before there was ever an oath in his name, Hippocrates knew there was nothing funny about the humors. He knew what real wounds were made of...

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Top 55 Gifts for Writers

Do you have a writer in your life? For inspiration, we’ve compiled this list of the top 55 gifts for writers. Happy shopping!

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A Response to Rumi

Oh, Rumi, | I do not want to hear this right now. | Don’t speak to me about bravery and sharp | compassion. | I have had howling hurt | And it sucks. 

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The Memory Lingers On

Three times he said “I love you” and I didn’t notice. Not till later. Days later, even, when I would be lying in bed and suddenly it would hit me.

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2018 Haiku Contest – The Winners!

2018 Haiku Contest Results: Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Dreamers Haiku Contest! Tiny poems with big meanings...

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Mud Season, Graceless & Violet Abandon

Mud Season, Graceless & Violet Abandon – Poetry by Nina Denison – July 14, 2018 – Mud Season, Graceless Difficult to explain How April makes us queasy How the air

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Just Fine

After seven years of your screams | streaming past cracked mirrors, your flushed | face drowning in its own imagination | flooded yellow rooms reflected...

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The Vinyl Raincoat

I struggled to unzip the the bottom layer of my wet-look, sunshine yellow, vinyl, fully lined raincoat to transform it from maxi-length into midi.

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Rainlight, No Last Words

Writing about painful experiences helps me to work through the complex emotions, lay the anger to rest, and move on.

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Dictionary of Marketing Terms and Acronyms

We’ve compiled a dictionary of marketing terms and acronyms. Now, the next time you’re reading a marketing article, you’ll be in-the-know when it comes to the lingo.

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Just a Half-Teaspoon

During the commotion, a nurse slipped over, and sprinkled in that half-teaspoon of shit. This time I pretended not to see her so I could have a minute to think.

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The damsel in distress was not for me…

Helen of Troy stares in the mirror | and wants to destroy what stares back. | She's fifteen. She doesn't know yet...

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What it Mean(s)(t) to be a Doctor

I remembered, as I always do at such moments, the remarkable series of epiphanies I experienced on a Monday evening twenty-five years ago.

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The Space I Take

In these poems I take a critical view of myself, more specifically my own perception of my body: the amount of physical space I take up...

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No Pain, No Gain

I fold into a weary pigeon and dream about what it would feel like to perfectly execute a bear, a spoon, a spider, to live inside a healthy body that is not chronically ill...

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Career Writing as a Form of Career Guidance

Career writing, a form of therapeutic writing, is creative, expressive, and reflective writing used in career guidance to develop a healthy career identity.

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A Reconstructed Life

Breast cancer causes profound loss and grief. We grieve the loss of our bodies. We grieve the loss of our feminine identity.

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Dismantler

Warehouse of unassuming light | like a just-kissed face, eyes still closed | power’s out during my interview and tour | subdued orchestra of rain leaks through the metal roof...

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