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Ellen lives and teaches creative writing in Malibu for the Emeritus division of Santa Monica College. Her poems have been published in Los Angeles Times, Slant, Slipstream, ACM, Coe Review and others. She has won awards from DA Center for Arts, Blue Unicorn, Cape Cod Times etc. A chapbook, Reverse Kiss, was editor’s choice and published by Main Street Rag in 2005. Her book, The Gynecic Papers, deals primarily with women’s issues. A recent chapbook was published by Finishing Line Press, entitled Sleeping Guardian. Her next poetry book is forthcoming from Tebot Bach, entitled Sacrifices Have To Be Human.
The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Ellen Reich and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
You Can Tell It’s a Girl Because
The teen holds an off-white
until oils from fingers penetrate
to the old woman
The baby lives in the mind
swings balloons until they fly away
until the compulsive neighbor
The girl gave her baby away
Inez Andrucyk has been a closet poet and writer during her outward existence as a visual artist. She has exhibited her artwork at The Hudson River Museum, The Jacob Burns Film Center, The Katonah Museum, The Arts Exchange, various galleries, colleges and universities, and was a guest speaker at The National Museum in Malta and Rutgers University. Murals are located in New York City (featured on Channel 11 News) and Port Chester, NY. Photos of her work have been featured in The New York Times, and in Crimes of the Beats and Unbearables. Her Community Mural was listed in ON THE WALL: COMMUNITY MURALS by Janet Braun-Reinitz and Jane Weissman Inez enjoys teaching art to adults, children, youth and at risk populations. Visit Inez on the web here: www.andinez.com
The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Inez Andrucyk and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
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