Writing from the intersection of the news page and the blank page, we can process the world. As writers and observers in the world, engaging in what we read in the news can feel overwhelming. We’ll use the printed news to construct new ideas and make meaning of our emotional, spiritual, and intellectual lives on paper. Using our breath to calm the mental process, we’ll find new angles of interpretation and transform the most challenging subjects into clear verse or prose. the mere act of shaping a poem or a piece of poetic prose lifts its subject matter above the ordinary. The poem brings a new meaning to our (inner) world and may even hold the potential to inspire action.
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Tami Mohamed Brown won a 2011-2012 Loft Mentor Series Award in creative nonfiction and a 2013 Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant. She was a finalist for a 2017 McKnight Artist Fellowship in Creative Prose. She is a regular contributor of Minnesota Women’s Press and her work has appeared in the anthology Open to Interpretation: Intimate Landscapes, and in the journals Literary Mama, Mizna, and Sweet.
MJ Gabrielsen is a co-founder of Library Poets, a poetry workshop sponsored by the Deerfield Public Library in Illinois. She is an editor for East On Central literary journal and her work has been published in The Avocet. She has collaborated with five other writers on a progressive novella.