Category Archives: Poetry

Undressing

Yeah, I thought that would get your attention, from Pam Rosenthal Erotic Writer and all. But actually, it’s also the title of a current favorite poem of mine, by the Sufi poet Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks. And on my birthday, in a small seaside town in Turkey, I want to share it… especially with … Continue reading Undressing

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More on Why I Love Romance (when I do)

Over at Twitter, I’ve added my 2 cents to a discussion of a recent Salon.com piece on romance and erotica. And of course, I’ve also been writing my heart out about Regency romance at Goodreads. Here’s another sidelong contribution, a poem by a recent Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, who’d probably be surprised that I’m putting … Continue reading More on Why I Love Romance (when I do)

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A Fish Without a Bicycle

Not a woman without a man (as the old second-wave feminist quip had it) but a romance writer without a bookmark to give away… No, wait a minute, it’s the opposite. A romance writer never leaves home without a bookmark to give away. A romance writer without a bookmark is like a fish without… fins, … Continue reading A Fish Without a Bicycle

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Food for Thought (well, not only…)

While I should have been writing, I dove into the matrix and found these treasures instead. Herein, then, a weekly recoup of things rich, strange, and sometimes yummy, from online. ** * ** * ** * Beginning with composer Allen Shawn’s touching food and family reminiscence from last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. I’m including … Continue reading Food for Thought (well, not only…)

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