Ep 13 Writing Works Wonders

Show Notes

Title- Open Mic Poetry Reading PART 2
Co-host: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King

Get ready to be inspired and uplifted as you listen to this exciting program of talented poetry writers. Writing Works Wonders’ inaugural Open Mic was held on June 4, 2021 and included 17 differemt poetry readers. Most were reading their original works..4

Enjoy this special series of episodes of Writing Works Wonders which features contemporary poets and their creative work. Join this exciting celebration and share it with friends and colleagues. This Open Mic Poetry Reading is a special event sponsored by Writing Works Wonders and hosted by ACB Community.
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Part 1, Episode 12 – Released 6/12/21

Part 2, Episode 13 —This audio

Poetry readers are listed in order of readings.

Poetry readers are listed in order of readings.


1 Abbie Johnson Taylor Email: [email protected]

Abbie read 3 poems

Dad, Fats, and Me
Cribbage, 1971
I’m a Star
Abbie Johnson Taylor is the author of two novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. Her work has appeared in Magnets and Ladders, The Weekly Avocet, and other publications. She is visually impaired and lives in Sheridan, Wyoming. Please visit her website at: www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

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<p><strong>2  Jean Philipson-Zeeb </strong></p>
<p>Zeeb read 2 poems.</p>
Cookie Fortune
Enough All this Worrying
Zeeb has been writing fiction, memoir, and poetry for the past 40 years. Zeeb writes about existential questions and the inner life, informed by her 35 years as a psychotherapist and her 30 years of spiritual practice.</p>
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<strong>3 Jael Espinal</strong>

Website. <a href="https://mykaleidoscopesoul.wordpress.com" rel="nofollow">https://mykaleidoscopesoul.wordpress.com</a>


Bio: I am a Dominican American who finds writing to be one of many passions. You meet me at an interesting point in my life as I am working on my very first book and doing the initial legwork for my dream project podcast. Looking forward to meeting more writers along my journey.

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<strong>4 Cachet Wells   Email:  [email protected]</strong> 
Website:  <a href="http://www.womenofrighteousdistinction.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">www.womenofrighteousdistinction.blogspot.com</a>

I Am More
Remembering Me
Cachet Wells a Writer, Poet, Motivational Speaker and Published Author whose focus is inspiring others. Wells uses her life experiences to encourage others through self love, confidence and independence. Extending her passion to advocate for Blindness.

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<strong>5 Ann Chiappetta    Email: [email protected]</strong>
Facebook:  Anniedungarees
Ann Chiappetta M.S. author and poet.

Cat and Dog
Poo Haiku
In Those Dark Moments
Ann’s poems, creative nonfiction, essays and fiction regularly appear in journals, online magazines, blogs and small press reviews. Ann’s poetry has found a place in the pages of Breath and Shadow’s 2016 debut anthology, Dozen: The Best of Breath and Shadow. Four books fill Ann’s authorly shelves and a fifth book is on its way in 2021. One overarching goal for Ann is to offer her books in all eBook, print and audio and file formats. Besides reading and writing, Ann spends time with her two- and four-footed family in New York’s historic and beautiful lower Hudson valley and continues to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with her assistive technology.
Find her on the web: <a href="http://www.annchiappetta.com" rel="nofollow">www.annchiappetta.com</a> read her blog: <a href="http://www.thought-wheel.com" rel="nofollow">www.thought-wheel.com</a>

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<strong>6. Marlene Mesot   Email: [email protected]</strong>

Facebook: Marlene’s facebook page
Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/marlmesot" rel="nofollow">https://twitter.com/marlmesot</a> 
Website <a href="http://www.marlsmenagerie.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.marlsmenagerie.com</a>

All Dogs Love Attention (Quatrain) 
Silent Communication (Ballad) 
Poor Pet (Limerick)
Marlene Mesot writes contemporary Christian mysteries, suspense, romance, short stories and poetry. She has loved writing since early childhood .

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<strong>7. Barbara Ouellet</strong>
Haiku readings  collection, Color me Guide Dog.

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<strong>8. Christine Diaz    Email: [email protected]</strong> 

The Day I Heard the Church Bells Ring
By the Sound of Your Voice
I have been a poet for many years and I have a poetry book titled Light and Dark: Poetry from the Blind Community.  This book can be found on Amazon and it is available on Kindle and paperback version.

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<strong>9  Nancy B. Davis</strong>  

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<p><strong>10 Mary Hiland   Email: [email protected]</strong>
Mary Hiland read two works.</p>
My mother lives (A 91-word memoir, inspired by a contest of that name.)
Mary has been writing since her first publication in Red Book Magazine in 1978. She has independently published two memoirs, The Bumpy Road to Assisted Living, a Daughter’s Memoir, and Insight Out, One Blind Woman’s View of her Life.  Both are available at Amazon, both in paperback and on Kindle. Mary writes for her blog, “Seeing It My Way.”</p>
<p>Mary lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her guide dog, Dora. She is the retired executive director of ACB-Ohio. When she is not writing, she is corresponding with friends, cycling, swimming, or taking a walk.</p>
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<strong>11 Annie  Davis   Email:  [email protected]</strong>
Facebook:  Annie Donnellon Davis
Twitter @donnellino86

True Love by Judith Viorst
True Love by Annie Davis
The Peach Poem

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<strong>12 Deanna Quietwater Noriega   Emil: [email protected]</strong>
Website: <a href="https://www.dldbooks.com/dqnoriega/" rel="nofollow">https://www.dldbooks.com/dqnoriega/</a>

Deanna read three poems

Hey Mama
DeAnna Quietwater Noriega is half Apache, and a quarter Chippewa. She is the mother of three. As a result of congenital glaucoma, she became totally blind at the age of eight. DeAnna and her husband met while attending college and he joined her in the Peace Corps. They worked together to establish a school for blind children in Western Samoa. She has been a poet/writer since childhood. Her most recent publication is a book titled Fifty Years of Walking with Friends. The book chronicles in poetry and prose the story of her life with nine guide dogs.

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*<em>13 Patty</em>

Window Existence by Doug Nash
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<p><strong>14 Tony Lewis</strong></p>
<p>My Golden Boy- O’Toole
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<strong>15. Valerie Ries-Lerman</strong>
Facebook: Valerie Ries-Lerman

Valerie read

Braille And Talking Book Library: Reader Advisor
Challenge and Triumph
Ride the Wind
Born premature and legally blind has had it's challenges but has not kept me down. I would like those who view my works to be inspired and assured that life can be affirming and an adventure.

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<strong>16 Jean Philipson-Zeeb </strong>

Comfort food- Bagel
See Zeeb’s details above.

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<strong>17 Annie  Davis   Email:  [email protected]</strong>
Facebook:  Annie Donnellon Davis
Twitter @donnellino86

Annie read three limericks

I have been a poet for many years and I have a poetry book titled Light and Dark: Poetry from the Blind Community.  This book can be found on Amazon and it is available on Kindle and .paperback version.

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<strong>18 Deanna Quietwater Noriega</strong>
Email: [email protected]

Deanna read a  cell phone limerick

See Deanna’s details above.

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<strong>19 Julie Russell</strong>

Gone, but not Forgotten

A Plea to Time by Edmund Fletcher

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<strong>20 Nancy B. Davis</strong>

Email:  [email protected]

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<strong>21 Tony Lewis</strong>

Perspective on the Pandemic

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<strong>22 Deanna Quietwater Noriega</strong>  

Email:  [email protected]

A Gathering  Place of Many Hearts

See Deanna’s details above.

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