…But Cannot Find the Words. This poem makes NO sense. Or, does it? Here’s how jabberwocky language turned into poetry.
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A writer searches for hidden messages in her mother’s paintings.~ “Imaginatively transporting ” … “a literary trompe l’oeil” … Poetry Collection by Jackie Craven ~
A house menstruates, a cyborg sister removes her skin at night, and a father gifts his children with robotic roses ~ 21 fanciful poems by Jackie Craven
The Tao of Taos
So many stories surround Taos, New Mexico, I felt a bit trembly when Highway 518 emerged from the evergreen Carson National forest and looped down
Wales Awakens the Wizard Within
Tourists seek enlightenment in land of Merlin lore In an upstairs bedroom of a lighthouse on the breezy southern shore of Wales, an astrologer pronounced
Belgium’s Castles Offer Cozy Comforts
When my editor asked me to check out castles in Belgium, I conjured images of opulent palaces and imposing châteaux. Instead I found something better.
Old Woman with Goose, 30 x 24, Oil
A goose struggles in the grip of a haggard old woman. Here’s how a terrifying painting grew into a poem.
Whirlwind Tourists Do Japan
One summer, before the earthquake-tsunami-nuclear crisis, I think I saw Japan. I traveled the country on a motorcoach with 30 other Americans, mostly art students
Old Woman with Goose
Ekphrastic poem by Jackie Craven.
Philosophical monkeys perch on a roof in this surrealistic scene. What are they trying to say?