My favorite poets write poems that are understandable, using clear words & images to share stories & truths. I always try to write like that too & hope to touch readers in some positive way. ... inspiring them to laugh, cry a little, or have a yes! moment.

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... read the rest of this poem by Karen Paul Holmes in her forthcoming book, No Such Thing As Distance (Terrapin Books2017)


Karen Paul HOlmes

Lover of words, people, pets, dancing, opera, and French fries... not necessarily in that order.

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No Such Thing as Distance - - Just released! 

Finalist for the Letheon Prize -- the poem is  forthcoming in Anesthesia (Journal for the Amer Society of Anesthesiologists)

Come say hi at AWP 2018, Tampa: