Seer Bonnets by Angela Ellsworth

These are at the Fine Arts Museum in Santa Fe–an installation about Mormon Women. The bonnets are made partially of pins.


I snapped these:



In Response To the Question About Invisible Borders

Haibun: Parallel lines–By Angelee Deodhar–India

Parallel lines

In eight decades only one Indian film has captured the world’s imagination, a glitzy portrayal of poverty within which lies the poignant side of this country’s dilemma, the unwanted, unwashed, unfed children foraging with vermin for the dregs of a meal. For this the film won eight Oscars.

At the same ceremony, a documentary about an Indian girl, with a congenital deformity also won acclaim when a team of dedicated philanthropists restored her smile. The confused but happy parents are shown cuddling a shy little girl who clings to her mothers’ sari ,wondering why so many cameras are pointed at her. There was a time no one would play with her in her village…today she has new clothes, new friends. The air is thick, with the shouts of the paparazzi.

How will one slum dog help the hungry children eking out an existence besides the railway lines?

hawk’s shadow
the songbird’s trill
suddenly shortened

Previously published in the Spring /Summer issue of Frogpond, 2009, April 24, 2015

Dollhouse Sized Gallery

This is so cool! My Columbus, Ohio relatives turned me on to the work of Stephanie Rond, who is also a street artist.

S.Dot Gallery is a dollhouse sized gallery in Columbus Ohio. Since 2011 we have specialized in contemporary tiny sized artwork. Exhibitions are rotated on a four week schedule. If you are interested in making a purchase or showing with us please contact the director Stephanie Rond at stephanierond(at)






What “invisible borders” do you seek to address and cross in your writing, and why?

I’ve finished my interview for “Santa Fe Literary Review” which will be in the 2016 issue. Questions came from student staff. “Invisible Borders” is the theme of the forthcoming issue.

What “invisible borders” do you seek to address and cross in your writing, and why? How do you do this?
I’ve been obsessed with borders most of my life. I grew up in northern New Jersey where the border was between us and the glittering city of Manhattan across the Hudson River. Having lived in New Mexico for thirty years, I’m hyper aware of the border between the US and Mexico and what it means to cross. That border is visible, but invisible too. My grandparents were immigrants who didn’t speak English when they came to this country-—more borders.
Physical boundaries are a huge theme in my writing, even if it’s just how my westside neighborhood was re-defined by putting St. Francis through it decades ago. More personally, women’s experience is still hidden from view, even now. I like to cross that invisible border and bring it into the light. The same with disability—in my case a so-called “invisible disability” although all I need to do is use a cane to make it visible.
The greatest border, for me, is between silence and words. So much of human life is hidden in shame or fear, insecurity, or just plain silence. Words—poetry, fiction, memoir, and more—give life to what is hidden, silenced. I like to cross that border daily—and move from the repressed into the expressed—for myself, and with others.

On-Line Poetry Class With Miriam Sagan Starts in January

Hi Far Flung Writers–my poetry class, on-line at SFCC ( has a few spots. It’s an intro class: pantoums, haiku, prose to poetry, elegy, love poem, pastoral, sestina…well, that doesn’t sound so introductory, but it is! We’ll do some collaborative forms, word decks, and individual field trips. Class is on Canvas–very easy software. 15 weeks–in your pajamas? A chance to write, share, and get feedback. Very inexpensive! “See” you!

Check out English 222, Intro to Poetry, on-line, Sagan, credit class.

Glad to answer questions.

Albuquerque Poetry Post

There is a lovely poetry post in Albuquerque.


The curators say: We’ve had the pole up for about 3 years; when we first put it up it was just plastic sleeves for the poems and a simple sign- since then we’ve had a metal artist we know make us a steel sign and steel frames for the poems. We know lots of folks who make sure their regular neighborhood walk passes the pole, and we’ve even had a school field trip come to the pole, and all the kids left their own poems behind for us to post! Our block also has a little library and a magazine exchange. Thanks for the interest!

Current poem by Joan Logghe:


Click to see text.

Memoir in Aphorism–Suzanne Vilmain

Men don’t protect you anymore.

— on condom wrapper
— Jenny Holzer


He who leaves the game wins it.

— Sebastian-Roch N. Chambort


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