So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much! Rebecca
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Join us on Sunday afternoon in Sylva, NC

The North Carolina Writers' Network and NC Writers' Network-West are honoring Kathryn Stripling Byer this Sunday. 

Read more here.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

One Last Poem for April

Poetry can say so much in a few words. But each word is important and must say more than the language we use every day. By writing poetry, I have learned how to read and understand poems by others in a deeper, more meaningful way. I advise my students who write prose, to read poetry and try to write poetry. Poetry is a way to put forth an idea  or a story in a concise manner, to say something in a few words that leave a lasting impression.

The use of metaphor increases the reader's understanding and draws him deeper into the poem. I learned to use at least one metaphor in every poem I write. 

Our Loss
for my brother, Ray

like threads tightly woven
in a fine tapestry --
fiery reds, cool blues, pale yellows.

like the petals of a rosebud
curving close around each other,
maturing, gently falling
to die upon the ground.

like a clump of grass.
Disturb one blade,
affect all that remain.

You were plucked from us,
and now we don't know
which way to lean
when the winds blow.
            ----Glenda Council Beall