Hello lovely blog readers, I’m being visited by the wonderful poet Stacy W. Dixon this week.
Stacy W. Dixon’s work has appeared in The Mid-America Poetry Review, Tiger’s Eye, Pirene’s Fountain, Sweet Tree Review, Word Fountain, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
She’s writing about her new poetry collection, Visiting Ghosts and Ground. buy on Amazon
Stacy wowed me with her clear-eyed and powerful poems of grief.
Take it away, Stacy:
“I think we naturally write about how we experience life. My work is often intimate and personal, though not always autobiographical. I am inspired by many things; art, nature, memories, dreams, and family.
The poems in Visiting Ghosts and Ground begin in adulthood and then turn back to childhood memories. My mother and grandmother, and the effects of their loss upon my life, inspired some of these poems. A few of them are influenced by my ancestors, such as Kindred Incantations, Shelf Life, and From a Stolen Child.
I feel this collection is largely about connections to the land and the ghosts of the past. It’s a journey of love and loss, and the desire to keep that love alive.
My hope is always that my work will resonate with others, as so many poets and writers have touched and inspired my own life.”
Thank you, Stacy, for your poems and your post. As in your lovely lines, “Long days/on end/in the bluish hue,” your collection will resonate with anyone who carries loss in their heart.
Visit some of Stacy’s inspiring work online here:
As always, thanks for stopping by.