Age of Aquarius

Poetry: My Ticket to Dance

June 30, 2013

Jasmine Belén, Winner of Second Honorable Mention Poetry, shares her love of poetry in both mystical and technical terms. Blog post written by Jasmine Belén: Recently after I reflected on the multitude of poems I’ve created since childhood, I found this ditty titled “Sowing Seeds,” in my adolescent journal. Diamond stairway in the darkened sky glittering steps […]

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Reflections on “The Trip”

May 12, 2013

by Lucille Lang Day Winner of Prose First Honorable Mention tells of the keys to open our memories and our minds. Many years before documenting my 1971 mescaline experience in my personal essay, “The Trip,” I wrote a short poem with the same title: The Trip I swallowed the Orange Phoenix and rose from the ashes of […]

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Weaving the Memories of the 60s & 70s: Social & Personal

December 14, 2012

The Roundtable Discussion on Thursday, December 6, 2012, with National Association of Memoir Writers,“Memoir as Social Legacy” with Linda Joy Myers and Amber Starfire stimulated my memories of the era. Even though I participated as one of the editors and have given much thought to the topic of the personal and social aspects of memoir, […]

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A Cultish Encounter: Visalia, CA 1974

September 5, 2012

by guest blogger: Elaine Webster My husband, Blake, and I pulled up to the curb to find a dozen or so longhaired men, women, and children, most in white robes, perched on our front porch and stairs. Blake pushed open the driver’s door and approached the ghostly group. “Can I help you with something?” The […]

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