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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Vacuum Extraction

Once, in an ultrasound room, a technician in a faded grey frock asked me which pregnancy this was. “My ninth,” I said in a flat voice.

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before whisky after jazz

"after the toe-teasing whisky whipping morning jazz beach-kissing i wanted us to shift to the centre of our sun i found a black hole..."

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Lotus

It doesn't matter how old the wound is; the mere mention of him makes my mood shift. "Let the past be the past," they claim. I am. "What's your problem?" I have none.

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sam sax’s Madness Under Examination

Madness by sam sax (whose name is stylized lowercase) is perhaps put best in sax’s own words— the book is a “vast pastoral of… illness."

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What is SEO and Why Writers Make Great SEO Marketers

The Basics of SEO: Write what you know and write it well, conduct keyword research, simplify your site structure, and solicit relevant inbound links.

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A side of meaning with my postmodern

Modernism and Postmodernism: I have always found postmodern arguments extremely meta, highly frustrating and full of hyperintellectualizing.

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Someone to Watch My Back

Our mother had a tattoo. We didn’t see it until we washed her before the undertaker came. It was two tattoos, in truth. Two brown dots, one above her right breast, one below.

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Austin Kelly – Candid and Authentic Poems

Austin Kelly - Coke and Whiskey, and Grand Delusions of Winter - You kept me company like the other cheerleaders couldn’t, from park to hotel, ride to store...

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For David

I write this to remember, David. I need something more fluid than a photograph, something that comprehends more of you..."

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The poem was still pulsing…

Out I could not venture | Because it was an ungodly hour | The hour of sirens and vagabonds. | In the morning | The poem was still pulsing...

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Infographic: Elements of a Story Explained

The basic elements of a story are: Setting, Character, Plot, Conflict, and Theme. More advanced elements of a story are Point-of-view, Tone and Style.

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We’re here, now.

Two powerful poems by Reinekke Lengelle: “People ask me how I’m doing, and I say, good, he’s still here. He’s here now. We’re here, now.”

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The Window

The boy pulls his chair up to the window. He does this every Wednesday night to watch the woman in the pink towel in the apartment across the tiny alley.

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The Needles

I relax my hands and remember that, when we work together, we know what to do. They guide me to the right place without fail, and slip in easily with a sigh.

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