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FOOD, WORDS AND LOVING THE WORK IN FRONT OF YOU
gretchen | 23 August

I’ve just spent three weeks nursing my mother while she recovered from acute renal failure. Our kidneys filter our toxins

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Thanksgiving in England and Why a Marriage Requires a Backbone
gretchen | 30 November

This year we celebrated Thanksgiving on the Saturday. With the unreliability and current mayhem of Southern Rail, there was no

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A.R. AMMONS AND “EDDIES OF MEANING”
gretchen | 3 August

I came across the work of A.R. Ammons in my early twenties or so—this would have been the early nineties,

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ODE TO THE DOUBLE
gretchen | 3 August
Part One   I want to talk about the artist’s inevitable split between Creative Self and Ordinary Self. The idea
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BACKTALK – THE PROCESS OF CREATING AN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING HOUSE
gretchen | 9 July
Week One  So how and why did Backlash Press begin? In short, it began with the clarity that arrives after
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WORD REGARD – IDEAS THAT STIMULATE MY WRITING
gretchen | 6 July
Lately, I have been thinking about phantoms, not ghosts or correlated phenomenon, rather the tones inside a piece of artwork
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ANNE SEXTON, A ROCK QUARRY, SNOWSTORMS AND REUNIONS
gretchen | 6 July
To be honest, BACKLASH PRESS started on a rock quarry cliff, somewhere in Iowa, when Gretchen Heffernan and I were
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