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Miss Portland by David Ebenbach

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     I was in residence at the VCCA, walking to my studio when I       noticed a man, carrying a box from his car and obviously moving into a vacant studio near mine. “Hi,” I said. “I’m … Continue reading

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On Kelly Cherry’s Girl In A Library

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          I wrote this piece a few weeks ago, hoping to place it on a blog with a larger audience than my own. That didn’t happen, and in the meantime, Kelly Cherry has won lifetime Achievement … Continue reading

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Summer Water

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Early morning. Moments of rounded pearls. Only, I am awake. My husband, my dog, my son and my granddaughter sleep. Only, my sounds, grinding coffee, boiling water, then carrying my mug into my study. Finally, outside my sliding glass doors, … Continue reading

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Not Alone

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I drop down over the lip, my skis slipping sideways as I look for my first turn around a large awkwardly shaped mogul. In all of the years, I have been skiing at Sunday River in Maine, I’ve waved goodbye … Continue reading

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“The Memory Palate” in 1966, A Journal of Creative Nonfiction

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Issue 4 is Coming! by 1966 – A Journal of Creative Nonfiction Our fourth bi-annual issue of 1966 will make its debut this month! We hope you are looking forward to great new creative nonfiction pieces featuring a variety of amazing writers who have traveled … Continue reading

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Nomination For Pushcart

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Thanks to the VCCA for this post. http://vcca.com  And thanks, always to the VCCA for their wonderful gifts of time and space. Morse’s “Houses” Nominated for Pushcart Prize Sandell Morse’s Houses continues to garner accolades. The essay, which first appeared in Ascent, a publication of Concordia … Continue reading

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Program at York Public Library

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Join me Tuesday, December 9 at 4PM at the York Public Library in York, Maine for a program sponsored by the York Diversity Forum. I’ll be talking about my work in progress, a book of essays that are part travel, … Continue reading

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The Oak of Henri IV

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Driving back from Moissac yesterday, I stopped to see the Oak Tree of Henri IV. The story goes that Henri and his entourage of 44 cavaliers, his wife, Queen Margot and a suite of ladies and gentlemen, all arrived on the … Continue reading

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Thank You VCCA

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End of the year, a good year writing and publishing, “Hiding,” published in Ascent, named a notable essay in Best American Essays of 2013, “Hidden Messages,” published in Stone Voices, “The Groves,” published in Calyx, “Pilgrimage,” published in Ploughshares. And none … Continue reading

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“Hidden Messages” in Stone Voices

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The winter issue of Stone Voices, published by Shanti Arts is available to order both in print and on line. Stone Voices explores the strong connections between art and spirituality. You will find beautiful visual art and fine poetry and … Continue reading

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