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Published Pieces

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The following published pieces are poems, essays, and short fiction that have been published online. They don’t reflect the many pieces I’ve had published in print journals/magazines. Please see “LILY’S PUBLICATIONS” for a complete list.

A Way of Seeing: How to Write Like a Woman:

“Dreaming Myself into Old Age: One Woman’s Search for Meaning.” Published in San Franciso’s Jung Journal.

12/10/21  My visit to the USS Hornet uncovered an infestation, a whole wasp’s nest, of ghosts. And no wonder. Read on to learn more!

The Sexism I Faced As SF’s First Female Longshoreman: Silicon Valley isn’t the only boys’ club in the Bay Area: The Bold Italic.

Braided Way:  “Living as if Your Life Depended on It”

The title of my personal essay “My Home and Native Plant” will make sense to Canadians who are familiar with Canada’s national anthem. It starts, “O Canada, my home and native land.” Thanks to Maple Tree Literary Supplement for publishing this piece!

“Five Ways to Create Writing Magic”

Create Writing Magic.” An essay on the writing process. DIY MFA. 1/12/19:

“Editing’s Many Layers” (essay)

“Deep Chords” (reflective essay on teaching poetry)

“A Legacy.” A profile of my Scottish grandfather. Literary Orphans Journal. January 2017.

“The Magic in Magic Realism” (essay)

“All This” (poem)

Bikini Blues” (humorous piece on aging)

“Expanding Our Vision” (reflections on writing poetry)

Hornet Redefines Presence” (article about ghost sightings on the Hornet aircraft carrier)

Imprint and Casualties: Poets on Women and Language, Reinventing Memory (review)

John Murdoch MacKenzie: A Legacy (memoir)

Interview with Aaron Shurin (published at jacket2)

“Marin’s Magic” (travel piece)

“Resurrection” (short story)

“The Innocent Eye” (critical essay on poetry)

“The Intruder” (flash fiction)

“The Island of Ariadne” (reflective essay)

“The Laurentians: A Biker’s Heaven”

“Troy XI” & “I Try To Seize the Past” (poetry)

“Turkey: Under Construction” (a travel piece)

“Why I Write” (essay)



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