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Author: Beth Houston

BETH HOUSTON, MA, MFA, has taught creative writing, literature, and composition at ten universities in California and Florida and has worked as a writer and editor. Her publications include poetry, fiction, and nonfiction books, and over two-hundred works in literary journals. She was the first featured poet at ABLE MUSE REVIEW. Beth Houston's book bundle, EXIT RELIGION, ENTER GOD, challenges prescribed beliefs with new thoughts about God, religion, spirituality, science, politics, and creativity. Beth Houston's mystery/thriller/romance, BLOOD MOON BURNING, pivots around investigations of child sex trafficking and vigilante serial murders. Beth Houston's books are available at her Amazon Author page.
An Interview with Suzanne Lummis

An Interview with Suzanne Lummis

Interview 10-20-2002 Reprinted from Poetry Flash, 7-18-2003 Selections from In Danger, winner of the California Poetry Series, follow the interview [Several years ago I created the course Poets Studied and In Conversation at the University of California, Berkeley, Extension, which I subsequently taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz, with the title The Art and Craft of Poetry: Phase II. The Berkeley description read: “Study, emulate, and engage in discussion with five noted Bay Area poets. The course is…

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The Poet Behind the Personas in Gail White’s ASPERITY STREET: An Essay on the Poet’s Work, Following Our Interview

The Poet Behind the Personas in Gail White’s ASPERITY STREET: An Essay on the Poet’s Work, Following Our Interview

Feb. 2016; blog post: Feb. 2017. It might seem surprising to many of her readers that Gail White does not consider herself to be a confessional poet. As she announces at the start of her poetry readings, and as she told me in an interview, the personal “I” and the people she writes about, including all those in Asperity Street, are fictional products of her imagination. She has no children or siblings, made up “my aunt” in “Anecdotal Evidence,” has…

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