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I’m a writer on a journey to traditionally publish a novel. Sounds simple, right? Wrong. The waters of traditional publishing are as muddy as the swamps behind my house. I share my attempt to navigate these waters on my weekly blog, Work in Progress–it’s all about querying literary agents, traditional publishing, and raising teenage daughters (my other work in progress!) Check out my About page to find out more about me or my Books page to find out more about the projects I’m working on. 


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Sharing A Thursday Poem

Posted Apr 26 2018

I’m behind on my blog this week so I’ve decided to re-post a poem by Christine Stewart-Nunez I read this morning on my favorite blog site – Janet Reid.

This poem is visceral to the point my taste buds hurt while reading it. It evokes every sense. And it may just bring a smile to your face.

Enjoy and pass it on.


Wonder Woman Shops at the A&P

To satisfy her radiant-orange
appetite, Diana collects jars
of marmalade with crystallized
peels suspended in sugar, frozen
cylinders of citrus, two pounds
of organic carrots, a pumpkin.
Click-click, click-click, her scarlet
boots tap tiles as she grabs
packages with scents that hint:
ginger, juices, salmon, steak.
Her cart flashes with boxes
of orange pekoe, tangerines,
a sack of yams, apricots rolling
about, chunks of cheddar
and colby, peaches, peppers
the color of koi. At an aisle’s end,
her bracelets clink against cool
glass as she selects sunflowers
for her table, their goldenrod
bonnets the texture of night.

–Christine Stewart-Nunez (untrussed and other poems: UNM Press)