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Poem Title   Author
Nov. 13, 2012
Sailing on Lake Superior
Sep. 26, 2013
Saint Francis and the Birds
Oct. 4, 1994
Dec. 18, 1994
Sally Eats A Sundae Near the Bandstand in the Park
Aug. 13, 2005
Aug. 13, 2007
Samurai Song
Oct. 20, 2006
San Antonio
Mar. 15, 2008
San Francisco Remembered
Apr. 14, 2010
Sep. 9, 2010
Apr. 10, 1997
Santiago: Five Men in the Street: Number One
Jul. 23, 1994
Santiago: Forestal Park
Feb. 15, 1994
Sapphics Against Anger
Nov. 20, 1996
Dec. 8, 2001
Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out
Sep. 25, 2001
Sep. 6, 1993
Sartre Misunderstood
Dec. 19, 1999
Saturday at the Canal
Nov. 15, 2014
Saturday Matinee
Apr. 21, 2007
Jul. 20, 1996
Saturday Morning
Oct. 15, 1999
Saturday Night
Sep. 28, 1998
Saturday Night
Nov. 14, 1998
Mar. 23, 2007
Saving the Songs
Dec. 26, 1999

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  • “Writers end up writing stories—or rather, stories' shadows—and they're grateful if they can, but it is not enough. Nothing the writer can do is ever enough” —Joy Williams
  • “I want to live other lives. I've never quite believed that one chance is all I get. Writing is my way of making other chances.” —Anne Tyler
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  • “Let's face it, writing is hell.” —William Styron
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