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D.M. Denton

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DM Denton is a native of Western New York. She finds her voice in poetry and prose, in silence and retreat, in truth and imagination. Through observation and study, inspired by music, art, nature and the contradictions of the creative spirit, she loves to wander into the past to discover stories of interest and meaning for the present, writing from her love of language and the belief that what is left unsaid is the most affecting of all.

Her latest novel, Without the Veil Between, Anne Brontë: A Fine and Subtle Spirit, is a portrait of the youngest Brontë sister. Her first two novels, A House Near Luccoli and its sequel To A Strange Somewhere Fled focus on Baroque music and its makers and are set in late 17th century Genoa and England respe
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D.M. Denton Slow down. Take the time to experiment, develop, and be open to the unexpected. Find your own way and savor the journey—even, especially, its detours.…moreSlow down. Take the time to experiment, develop, and be open to the unexpected. Find your own way and savor the journey—even, especially, its detours. Don’t jeopardize the quality of your work by being in a hurry to see your efforts in print. What you write is your child—you want to see it grow up to be the best it can be, but that means it has to go through the stages to maturity. Engage the senses as much if not more than the intellect. I love this quote by Ray Bradbury: “Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” Write what and because you have to write. Allow for the uniqueness of your voice and avoid the temptation of trends and popular appeal that risk you trying to be a writer other than the one you are meant to be. Or as Allen Ginsberg wrote, “To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.”(less)
D.M. Denton Updated 4/26/19 I am currently working on a novel about the Victorian poetess Christina Rossetti, sister of the painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossett…moreUpdated 4/26/19 I am currently working on a novel about the Victorian poetess Christina Rossetti, sister of the painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. It is the second in a series of novels about lesser known women writers, the first, "Without the Veil Between, Anne Brontë: A Fine and Subtle Spirit" published by All Things That Matter Press late in 2017. I am also slowly working on an illustrated poetry/prose book about cats.(less)
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Not Divorced from Daffodils

Well, it seems unbelievable, but today marks forty-five years since I was married (March 27, 1976). No, I can’t celebrate being married that long. The marriage lasted sixteen years before I returned to the US from England without my husband (he refused to live in the US). It was another two years or so before we were officially divorced.

I wrote and first posted this poem in 2011. I feel it will o

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“There are three points of view from which a writer can be considered: he may be considered as a storyteller, as a teacher, and as an enchanter. A major writer combines these three — storyteller, teacher, enchanter — but it is the enchanter in him that predominates and makes him a major writer…The three facets of the great writer — magic, story, lesson — are prone to blend in one impression of unified and unique radiance, since the magic of art may be present in the very bones of the story, in the very marrow of thought…Then with a pleasure which is both sensual and intellectual we shall watch the artist build his castle of cards and watch the castle of cards become a castle of beautiful steel and glass.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov”
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