Category Archives: poems

Sad stories of heroin addiction

Another local teen bit the dust. One year out of high school. Her obituary stated cause of death as heroin overdose and was a long tribute to an obviously well-loved girl who dreamed of a future in science. A photo showed … Continue reading

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More on poetry as lifewriting

The other night I scored a triple crown of poets. All three Missouri poets laureate, past and present, were doing a reading at a local university. Walter Bargen is our first poet laureate, a quiet man known for nature poems. I, however, … Continue reading

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Alzheimers “Poems That Come to Mind” booksigning and chat

This Saturday afternoon, March 2nd from 2:00-4:00 p.m., I’ll be at the charming Webster Groves Bookshop (the little bookshop on the corner) to chat with visitors about Alzheimer’s caregiving and to pass out hugs – both Hershey’s and real live ones. … Continue reading

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