Poetry Work

When A Woman Tells the Truth

“When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her.” ― ADRIENNE RICH This new anthology, When a Woman Tells the Truth: Writings and Creative Work by Women Over 80, edited by Dena Taylor and Wilma Marcus Chandler, will be published in the spring of 2024 by Many Names Press. The national book launch for the 80’s anthology, which includes poems by Nellie, will be held at Bookshop Santa Cruz on…

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Mentors Poetry

Angels of Earth (2022)

Angels of earth and agate, silver splinters Battling death, gliding and swooping, skimming the seas when Chinese warriors Jiu Jin and Ding Ling, their wings, their wings Dive and wash, dine with Owen Dodson and Tillie Olsen, American, Effervescence of words dotting breastplates, dotting their bodies in Finery of hungry ghosts of concubines and blacksmiths who Galvanize streams and rivers, haw flakes red and glistening In their mouths, teeth for Justice against random, against planned…

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