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WHY I WRITE VOL.14 – silvi alcivar (the poetry store)

my poems emerge from the dark of you meeting i. then there is something more than light. there is life.

BIO: as poet and owner of the poetry store, silvi alcivar writes and sells custom poetry on-demand and as art. to date, she’s worked in places as small as someone’s living room, as intimate as a funeral, and as recognizable as tedX. in addition to selling tens of thousands of poems worldwide, she’s performed on stage and radio and exhibits art in galleries throughout the bay area. her truest passion is in teaching poetry classes for the elderly, which started in 2005 and will continue until she’s too old to do it. she’s grateful to cornell university’s college scholar program for giving her the opportunity to choose a college path of her own choosing and penn state for introducing her to the true meaning of an MFA (read: mother f*cking artist).

Picture: scott r. kline

Why I Write, by silvi alcivar.

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WHY I WRITE VOL.13 – Helen E. Mundler (Holland House Books)

BIO: Helen E. Mundler is an academic and novelist. She has published two novels, Homesickness (Dewi Lewis, 2003) and L’Anglaise (Holland House, 2018), as well as several short stories. At present she is revising a third novel, entitled Three Days by the Sea. This is a family-based story full of surprises and revelations, with a good dose of hope and renewal.

She has published critical books on A.S. Byatt (Harmattan, 2003) and Liz Jensen (Boydell and Brewer, 2016). Her current research is on rewritings of the Noah myth in climate change literature, and she recently worked on this in America as a Fulbright research scholar.

Why I Write, by Helen E. Mundler.

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WHY I WRITE VOL.12 – Aurélie Lemaire

Aurélie Lemaire started off as a cultural mediator in the arts industry. Since her childhood, she’s been maintaining a relationship with words that became crucial and more and more vivid as years went by. Words seems to be following her. Or… Would she be chasing them all around the world for her travel blog 3raisonspour

She currently lives happily in the Lille area (France) and works as a journalist.

Why I Write, by Aurélie Lemaire (find her previous apparition on Slow Culture here).

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WHY I WRITE VOL. 11 - MAIREAD KIERNAN

Why I Write Vol. 11 – Mairéad Kiernan

Mairéad Kiernan is a fiction writer, artist bb, and explorer. Her stories focus on the strange aspects of people and quotidian life. She has “a gross brain” serving up some of the most disturbing visions of humanity. Always with a dash of sarcasm. Seventy-eight percent of her time is spent in turtlenecks lying on surfaces — beds, floors, couches, grass — and the other twenty-two percent, walking down streets and looking through drawers hoping to discover secrets.

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Why I Write Vol. 10 – Darby Mae

“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”    – Alan Watts –

Peripatetic, offbeat, I am the poster child of odd jobs and a shrewd opportunist–here, there, anywhere–always ready to go further.  Spontaneity and I get along well.  Call me quixotic and I won’t deny it. Originally from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, my ensuing trajectories have brought me to myriad places, from Wellington to Paris and many dwellings in between. Freelance writer and creative visionary, my love of language and people foment a desire to create a rippling dent through the Universe. And I need your help. But for now, here’s a little peephole into my ______ mind. I’ll let you decide the adjective.

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