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November Butterfly Paper Dolls

November Butterfly and Tarot in the Desert: Santa Fe and Ghost Ranch Events

Facing Forward, Looking Back Poetry Reading with Robyn Hunt, Tania Pryputniewicz and Barbara Rockman Sunday, August 9, 2:00pm     Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe      Free Santa Fe poets Barbara Rockman and Robyn Hunt are joined by San Diego poet, Tania Pryputniewicz, in a reading that will weave three distinct voices.  Sharing a passion for the journeys of family, marriage and poetry’s power as renewal through myth and story, the poets will read from collections that transform individual quests to make sense of love, grief, trauma, history and an unsettled world. They will read from their recent books as well as from new work. Robyn Hunt ran offset printing presses and owned a bookstore in California before returning to her native Santa Fe where she is Development and Communications Director for Las Cumbres Community Services, serving families with social emotional challenges and disabilities. She obtained her degree at California State University-San Francisco and on the ... more

Robyn Beattie photo Portion Nov Butterfly

November Butterfly Launches in Occidental: Poetry, Poetry Movies, Art and Music

THE POETRY November Butterfly Book Launch, Movie Screening, Art Show and Book Signing will be  hosted by the Occidental Center for the Arts this Sunday March 29th from 3-5 pm. OCA is located at 3850 Doris Murphy Court, at the corner of Bohemian Hwy and Graton Rd. and is wheelchair accessible. For more info, call 707-874-9392 November Butterfly was published in November of 2014 by Saddle Road Press. (Cover photo by Robyn Beattie. Cover Design, Don Mitchell, Saddle Road Press.) THE POETRY MOVIES and ART The afternoon features a poetry reading based on the poems in November Butterfly and accompanying poetry movie screenings for Mordred's Dream (originally published by Poetry Flash), Corridor, Thumbelina (originally published by the NonBinary Review / Zoetic Press and a finalist for Sundress Publication's Best of the Net Award in the category of poetry) and Amelia (awarded Juror’s Best of Show at the 2012 2D/3D visual poetry show held at the LH Horton Jr Gallery ... more

Robyn's Star Seed from Fool Satchel

Shadow Bags, Joan Swift’s Dark Path of Our Names, and Mentor Dolls on #LivetheQuest 2015

"Of all the writers I know, Joan Swift is surely one of the best at transforming reverses into poems of astonishing beauty and strength. Her particular blend of memory, imagination, feeling, and intellect creates an alchemy that changes the base metal of experience into gold." Madeline DeFrees, Ploughshares, on The Tiger Iris by Joan Swift (quoted on Swift’s website) Standing in the shadow of my shadow bag is a girl with coins falling out of her hair. She lives inside of a burning house, inside the walls, stashed with enough gold to fund a kingdom. I drew this image based on a December dream I’d had long ago. I sat coloring in a kitchen, listening to friends talk one New Year’s Eve. I’d just graduated from UC Davis and stood poised to put in motion my lifelong dream of leaving for the heartland to study with other poets. In the night-time dream, firemen were abundantly present; ... more

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Wheel of Archetypal Selves: Moon to Universe On-line with SCN

September 2015: Wheel of Archetypal Selves, From Hanged One to Star (The Major Arcana from XII ... more

Self Realization Coy

Poetry Play: A Tour of the Forms in Person with San Diego Writers, Ink

Do you haiku? Every written a haibun, aubade, or villanelle? Want to try your hand at ... more

Hanged One and Star

Wheel of Archetypal Selves: Hanged One to Star On-line with SCN

May 2015: Wheel of Archetypal Selves, From Hanged One to Star (The Major Arcana from XII ... more

Wheel of Archetyapl Selves 2 Lovers to Strength

Wheel of Archetypal Selves: Lovers to Strength On-line with SCN

  March 2015: Wheel of Archetypal Selves, From Lovers to Strength (The Major Arcana from VI to ... more