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Elizabeth Marchitti is the wife of John, the mother of four grown children, and the grandmother of eight. All of them from time to time have appeared in her poems. She has been a finalist in The Allen Ginsberg Contest, sponsored by Passaic County Community College three times, and her work has been picked as Editor’s Choice several times. She has read at various venues in the northern New Jersey area, including the Ringwood Public Library and Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, N.J. Her poem, The Music Tree, won First Prize in St. Catherine’s (Ringwood, N.J.) annual Art and Poetry Exhibition in 2010. The poet’s mini-chapbook (eight poems), In Praise of Stillness, won First Prize in Bear Publishing’s chapbook contest in 2011. Pause . . . And Begin Again, a chapbook of twenty poems, was published by Northwind Publishing in 2006. Elizabeth will be eighty-two in March of 2013.
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On the Subject of Gabardine
Old women don’t wear gabardine,
R. S. Carlson
R. S. Carlson, of La Verne, CA and a professor of English at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, served with the US Army in Quang Tri Province, Viet Nam 1970-1971. In recent years, he has made several trips to China and Southeast Asia with various aid agencies, and has led intensive English workshops for Chinese teachers of English in Guangdong and Xinjiang provinces. His poetry has appeared in Poetry/LA; Northwest Review; The Texas Review; Birmingham Poetry Review; Poet Lore; The Cape Rock; The Hollins Critic; The Nebraska Review; The Hawai’i Review; Phase and Cycle; The Lucid Stone; Lynx Eye; Viet Nam Generation; Sunstone; The Panhandler, Limestone Circle, The Listening Eye, Praesidium, The Chaffin Journal, Slant, Illya’s Honey, International Poetry Review, Poem, and other literary magazines, print and online. Carlson’s poetic journey with family and friends through Alzheimer’s, cancer and spiritual quest, Waiting To Say Amen, is available from Lulu.com, Amazon.com, and Barnes and Noble, in both print and electronic formats – i-book and e-book.
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by R. S. Carlson and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Dear Guest Speaker
Thanks for a fascinating presentation, and
If I may quote you, you told us,
I’m afraid I have to send my comments and questions
When I send anything to “myself,” it comes right back to “me.”
none of us can send anything to “myself”