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Ciona D. Rouse

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Ciona Rouse is a poet, living in Nashville, Tenn., where she curates many poetry experiences and reading series in the city and teaches poetry workshops. Her poetry chapbook VANTABLACK was released in August 2017 by Third Man Books.

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"This is the first book of poetry I've read in years! I really enjoyed it. One of my favourite poems in it was this one :

To be in love
Is to touch with a lighter hand.
In yourself you stretch, you are well.
You look at things
Through his eyes.
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Katherine Mansfield
“I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy... you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.”
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Katherine Mansfield
“I imagine I was always writing. Twaddle it was, too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all.”
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Naomi Shihab Nye
“Anyone who says, “Here’s my address,
write me a poem,” deserves something in reply.
So I’ll tell a secret instead:
poems hide. In the bottoms of our shoes,
they are sleeping. They are the shadows
drifting across our ceilings the moment
before we wake up. What we have to do
is live in a way that lets us find them.”
Naomi Shihab Nye, Red Suitcase

Katherine Mansfield
“I adore Life. What do all the fools matter and all the stupidity. They do matter but somehow for me they cannot touch the body of Life. Life is marvellous. I want to be deeply rooted in it - to live - to expand - to breathe in it - to rejoice - to share it. To give and to be asked for Love.”
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Ernest Hemingway
“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.”
Ernest Hemingway

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