Author Archives: seemareza

Poems to Perform

Tuesday & Wednesday, the Poetry Out Loud Nationals will be in DC. High school students from around the country will compete by reciting memorized poems. I’m super honored to be a semi-finals judge this year, and will be at the Lisner Auditorium on Tuesday evening (4/25) at 5 pm. If you’re interested in the performance…

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Reminders and Reasons

I just finished reading Powers of Two, a book that I got in the New Year’s book exchange from the artist known as Rania, whose work is the featured image for this post. It’s about confluence, about the ways creative partnerships accomplish more than the ‘lone genius’ ever could. The whole book was fascinating and led…

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blessing everyone (part 2)

It was a big week in our household. My older son turned 17. He was a little bummed about it. “It’s the last birthday of my childhood.” “Being an adult isn’t so bad,” I told him. “Honestly, the taxes and bill paying really aren’t a big deal.” “I’m reading 1984,” he responded. Well. A year ago…

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Necessary Outbursts

The very first Combat Paper/Warrior Writers post-workshop performance and exhibit of 2017 (in the DC Metro Area anyway) is coming up! Friday April 7th at 7 pm at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. 9801 Ox Rd, Building W-16. I hope I see you there. (Especially you, Deeanna–we’d all love to see you!!!) In the second…

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blessing everyone

Last week was really busy and kind of brutal on my body and schedule and my housekeeping (honestly, by the weekend it looked like a tornado had hit this place, kind of gruesome–fortunately I’m capable of looking away from stove crumbs). So if I’m behind on replying to your poem or email, I’m sorry. The to-do…

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Not Enemies

  This weekend there’s so much cool stuff I’m excited about. Friday night at 7 pm we have the Music & Words performance at Workhouse Arts Center, which coincides with the opening of the Look at Me Again exhibit, which will be amazing. On Saturday evening I’m going to see my bros Wytold & Christylez…

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A New Heart

Oh man so many good good nights and days this past week. But the one pictured above was one of the most well-rounded great nights I’ve had in a long, long, long time. A golden night. We kept marveling at it, as it was unfolding and again the next morning, and on the drive home. We ate…

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