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Jackie Craven

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Jackie Craven writes poetry and prose inspired by art and steeped in magical realism. She's the author of the poetry collection, SECRET FORMULAS & TECHNIQUES OF THE MASTERS (Brick Road Poetry Press), and two chapbooks, CYBORG SISTER (Headmistress Press) and the award-winning OUR LIVES BECAME UNMANAGEABLE (Omnidawn). Her poetry appears in literary journals such as AGNI, Chautauqua, The Massachusetts Review, New Ohio Review, and Pleiades. As a journalist, she's also published books on home décor and articles on architecture, visual art, literature, and cultural travel. Follow or Friend her on Facebook at WriterJackieCraven. ...more

The Tao of Taos

So many stories surround Taos, New Mexico, I felt a bit trembly when Highway 518 emerged from the evergreen Carson National forest and looped down into the remote New Mexico valley. According to legend, people who enter Taos are destined to remain there forever… or else become so restless that they can’t be content anywhere else.

Image: Organ Mountains Desert Peaks, New Mexico. Photo by Lisa Philli

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