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Luanne Castle

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Luanne Castle's Kin Types (Finishing Line Press), a chapbook of poetry and flash nonfiction, was a finalist for the 2018 Eric Hoffer Award. Her first collection of poetry, Doll God, winner of the 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, was published by Aldrich Press. Luanne has been a Fellow at the Center for Ideas and Society at the University of California, Riverside. She studied English and Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside (PhD); Western Michigan University (MFA); and Stanford University. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Copper Nickel, Verse Daily, Lunch Ticket, Grist, River Teeth, The Review Review, Phoebe, and other journals. An avid blogger, she can be found at luannecastle.com. She divides her time betwee ...more

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Luanne Castle After spending time researching family history and digitizing antique family photos, I became fascinated with how to bring the interior lives of my…moreAfter spending time researching family history and digitizing antique family photos, I became fascinated with how to bring the interior lives of my female ancestors into poems. I am putting together a chapbook of these poems about the hidden lives of these Dutch-American women from the 19th and early 20th centuries.(less)
Luanne Castle I have a backlog of memoirs, novels, and poetry I plan to review, but I also want to reread Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology because a poet…moreI have a backlog of memoirs, novels, and poetry I plan to review, but I also want to reread Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology because a poet who wrote a blurb for my forthcoming chapbook Kin Types compared my new work with that of Masters. Right now I am reading Ballistics by Billy Collins and The Cavalier Case by Antonia Fraser.(less)
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This past week has been exhausting. More travel–to California this time–and time spent at the ER (for the gardener, not me). There’s a story in that ER visit, but I don’t have it in me right now. Scary place, that ER.


The only good thing was that the waiting room had a poster about their therapy dogs. Notice they call them “pets,” but there aren’t any cats. Speciesist of them! Still, I do love w...

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