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Beattie & Pryputniewicz Ophelia November Butterfly

Ophelia, Circling Possible Futures and Alternate Endings: November Butterfly Poetry Prompt 9

Another image that lived in my home for several years quietly speaking to my subconscious was a painting titled The Rescue of Ophelia (by Christine ...

Beattie & Pryputniewicz Thumbelina November Butterfly

Thumbelina Weighs Her Options: November Butterfly Poetry Prompt 8

 I’m surprised to find, in writing the poem, that girl, mother, and flower coexist in the imagination alongside an innocence I thought lost, beside a self I thought irreparably ...

Beattie & Pryputniewicz November Butterfly Lady Diana

She Dressed in a Hurry, for Lady Diana: November Butterfly Prompt 7

Maureen’s husband—just like mine would have done--drifted into the bedroom once or twice, apologizing profusely, looking for a raincoat, a hat, and yet the poem ...

Beattie & Pryputniewicz Lolita November Butterfly

Nabokov: Lolita wake! November Butterfly Poetry Prompt 6

In the poem Nabokov (forthcoming in November Butterfly, Saddle Road Press, November 1, 2014), Prufrock from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, Nabokov’s Lolita, ...

Paper Dolls Robyn Beattie

Nov 10 Sonoma County Writing Workshop & Book Launch: Coffee Catz

What story have you kept in the cocoon? What would happen if you wrote it out, just for you? In this dual focus workshop, we'll consider our ...

Beattie & Pryputniewicz 3 Oranges November Butterfly

Sisters of the Orange, A Tale of Three Oranges: November Butterfly Poetry Prompt 5

Between those trees, I first felt it / like dusk or the roil of the astral body down the thumbs-width tunnel between dreams: / The ...

Beattie & Pryputniewicz Jay Defeo of November Butterfly

Jay DeFeo’s Rose, or Stein cursived hers on her ceiling for Alice: November Butterfly Poetry Prompt 4

Here is an image of a flower’s flower, replete with “sinuous rills” to borrow from Coleridge (Kubla Khan). We all get to be Georgia in front ...

Beattie & Pryputniewicz Amelia

Amelia, Crossing for the Crossing: November Butterfly Poetry Prompt 3

Perhaps Amelia disliked the scarf, pale yellow and indigo paisley under glass in the San Diego Air and Space Museum, where in a cubicle it ...

Beattie & Pryputniewicz Sylvia 1

Sylvia, Is It Sleep or Words You Miss: November Butterfly Poetry Prompt 2

In good company with many a girl poet of my generation, I remember (at the naïve age of 19) stepping out of the pristine order ...

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Marilyn, or No Girl Sets Out to Die: November Butterfly Poetry Prompt 1

“…the reverse birth image never left me, of petals, hummingbirds, and Marilyn trying to breathe…”-- Marilyn, Arriving: Collage, Astrology and Poetry (Feral Mom, Feral Writer) November ...