Blank page, dredged out fish bone not so different, containers of what will be and was.
Fossils. Left impressions, vestiges in sand and smoke, crumbs of old mixed with new light and sound.
II. Now, with Breathing
The living telephone wire. A laugh I just had with you ran over by the impulse of a cycling dryer. Back to bleach and white, penciled spheres around words from a Yellow Pages. I see Psychotherapy, there is only one name.…
our hands extend, these palms are wading pools – the waters of God’s love. let your spirit wade into our hands. allow the still surface to flood your soul. allow yourself to bask in these holy shallows.
you are crying, and lovely. you are smiling, and beautiful. we look unto you, and love you, as you shower in God’s graces.
Joan Gelfand’s reviews, stories, and poetry are in many national and international literary journals, including Rattle, Prairie Schooner, Kalliope, California Quarterly, Toronto Review, Marsh Hawk Review,and Levure Litteraire. She’s the Development Chair of the Women’s National Book Association and a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She also blogs for the Huffington Post and coaches writers. You can find out more about her here, as well as support the campaign for her new novel, Fear to Shred, here.
Please describe your duties as editor/writer.
I am a full time writer who speaks at conferences on getting published and on poetry and video. I coach writers around the country. Once a month, I host the San Francisco Poetry Podcast show which airs on line on U–Verse. I am also a member of Bay Area Travel Writers and have published articles on Germany, Victoria, Canada, Mexico and California to name a few. Currently, I am working with Publishizer to bring my first novel to market.
Tell us about your career.
I’ve been writing my whole life but only became serious about publishing about ten years ago. I have a BA and an MFA in Creative Writing.…