Category Archives: Pain

Now I Can See

The corners of the sky glow pink and red as the last of this New Year’s daylight slips away. I’ve just come through one of the more difficult parenting months of my life. The months ahead do not look less … Continue reading

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#AWP17 Conference Report — Heidi Fettig Parton on “The Craft of Empathy”

Originally posted on Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies:
#AWP17 Panel Report: F151 The Craft of Empathy Description: Writing with empathy in mind, especially in nonfiction, can create texture in our work and be transformative for both writer and reader.…

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A Rilke Sonnet in a Month of Dental Pain

Quiet friend who has come so far, feel how your breathing makes more space around you. Let this darkness be a bell tower and you the bell. And as you ring, what batters you becomes your strength. Move back and … Continue reading

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