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SunLit Interview: Poet Carol Guerrero-Murphy’s urgency moved her to self-publish

Carol Guerrero-Murphy has a significant history of publishing while teaching creative writing from preschool through graduate levels in southern Colorado. She is semi-retired, writing and teaching in the Adams State Prison College Program and is affiliate faculty in the Western Colorado University MFA creative writing program. She is a professor emerita from Adams State University […]

Posted inBook Excerpts, SunLit

SunLit Excerpt: The prose poems of “Bright Path, Dark River” meditate on family life and death

Spring Tea Time, 4 o’clock We sit in the west courtyard. We chat about the times we have nearly died over our long lifetimes.  Death is a tossed stone.  Memory is a pool.  The melanoma incident.  The two bloody births.  The numerous fatal car accidents mitigated or avoided.  The angioplasty.  Open heart surgeries.  Several resistant […]

Posted inOpinion, Write On, Colorado

As one who teaches prisoners writing and literature, I offer this to all of us living in isolation

In this Poem You Have a Door to prisoners, refugees, immigrants, aged infirm, children at their screens, quarantined, us What I need to write nowis a different sortof poem, one thatdings like a text or betterrings like a phonecall and when youanswer it isyour best friend, brother,child, something, someone likethat and everything is perfectlyfine, they […]