Front Cover/ Experiments in Fiction /Nick ReevesGabriela Marie Milton – Editor’s Note on Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women When I posted the call for submissions to Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women, I wanted to compile an anthology that would underscore how powerful women are, and how much they can…
I continue to prepare the manuscript of Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women for publication, with the editorial expertise of Amazon #1 bestselling poet Gabriela Marie Milton. Both Gabriela and I were deeply moved by the poetry of the many talented contributors to this anthology. We have added our thoughts on the book…
This beautiful work will be available in print and as an ebook. I will definitely be ordering copies.
My two poems included in this anthology are about the wounding from DES (diethylstilbestrol), which was prescribed to my mother to prevent spotting while I was in utero. However, this drug destroyed my reproductive organs, causing a miscarriage, two cancer scares, major surgeries, and other effects suffered by many DES Babies. One poem is about that and the other is a letter to the daughter I miscarried.
I’m grateful to Gabriela Marie Milton and Ingrid Wilson for bringing together the songs of wounded healers.
Loneliness an illusion – we’re always connected by threads of light dreamt and drawn – this webbing cradles our minds our hearts our souls like bones that form a whole – we’re not alone – if only we can see our connections in time and space without squinting.
I’m currently taking the Basic User Course. I haven’t been able to stop drawing since I discovered Neurographica in April. I found many free videos on YouTube but decided to learn about the history, principles, and techniques with an instructor.
I feel transformed by this art therapy. I completed a 21-day transformation challenge on my anxiety and feel much calmer and lighter. My energy of worry is now a creative force. As you can see, I’m starting to combine the art with my poetry. I’m now completing a gratitude challenge, which will heal anger, the top layer of all suppressed emotions.
I can’t heal the world, only myself. If each of us heals ourselves, then we can have peace on earth.
I am so honored and excited to have two poems coming out in this beautiful anthology edited by Gabriela Marie Milton and published by Experiments in Fiction (Ingrid Wilson). I can’t wait to get my copy in June!