Quotes about Poetry

“Poetry is the synthesis of Hyacinths and biscuits.”  Carl Sandburg

“Poetry is fact given over to Imagery.” Rod McKuen
“An ‘Image’ is that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time.” Ezra Pound

“By far the most important thing to master is the use of the metaphor. This is the one thing that cannot be learnt from anyone else, and is the mark of a great natural ability, for the ability to use metaphor implies a perception of resemblances.” Aristotle


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For over twenty-five years, I've taught elementary grades, high school, and county special education classes. Now I am a field supervisor for teachers working toward their teaching credentials. I also teach writing classes in Dublin and Pleasanton, California. I have won 5 awards in short story contests, My stories are published in The California Writers Club Literary Review, and several anthologies including four times in Las Positas College collections. I have several book projects, but the two that have my immediate attention are HADA'S FOG, which is women's fiction, LILLI, a YA novel, and NORMAN IN THE PICTURE, a paranormal mystery. I have published an anthology WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES that includes writings from members of my writing classes and other writers. It's available on Amazon and Kindle.

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