194: Guest Expert Patrice Vecchione

Guest Expert Patrice Vecchione

Celebrating National Poetry Month

April 3, 2020


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Poet, nonfiction writer, and teacher Patrice Vecchione has edited several highly acclaimed anthologies for young adults including, most recently, Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience, winner of a Cybil Award.

We talk about:

  • Finding Yourself on Paper
  • Who Said You Couldn’t Say That?
  • Ways to get yourself writing poetry.
  • Lots more

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Mary Derksen
April 6, 2020

I am not a poet. However, there have been a few surreal experiences in my life which I recorded with a poet, inspired I believe, by God's Holy Spirit. One experience happened in Africa where we were visiting our son and his wife who were missionaries in Zaire. This poem is included in my book which came out in 2018: RISE and SHINE! 45 Years in the Land of the Rising Sun. The other two were inspired in Japan where my husband and I were missionaries for 45 years. They were published in our international church paper, The Mennonite, many years ago.

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