Welcome to my musings on poets, artists and musicians!  If you browse through my blog, you will meet persons who dare to dream and create.  Some lived long ago, some are alive today.  Their stories have inspired me, and I hope they will inspire you, too!

First Shot of Espresso

First Shot of Espresso Do you frequent Starbucks?  Or hangout at Bakersfield’s icon - Dagny’s Coffee Shop?  Or study in the cafe at Barnes & Nobles?  For almost a decade, I have spent many afternoons in these establishments, enjoying an iced coffee and...

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WOK Ekphrastic Writing Seminar

WOK Ekphrastic Writing Seminarby Carla Joy Martin “A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS” I will be the featured presenter at the Writers of Kern Meeting on September 18, 2022, at Hodel’s Country Dining, 5917 Knudson Drive, Bakersfield at 9:00 a.m.  We will be...

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Interview with Jane Hirshfield

This week I am sharing words of wisdom from poets who are appearing in “The Collective Trauma Summit – A Ten-Day Online Event to Explore Methods for Working with Unresolved and Hidden Trauma in Individuals, Communities and Society.”  (September 22-October 1, 2020)...

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