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It’s All About the Bags

And the prompt that got me writing about them

In May 2019, before the world was forced to take a break from itself, I attended a wonderful one-day writing conference at Clackamas Community College in Oregon. I recall going to one section on writing shortform and another on poetry. When I found this poem in my files, I was certain it was born of a poetry prompt, but now I think it was a…



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Robin Oakman

Storyteller. Poet. Feminist. Life is full of rude awakenings and magical wonders. Writing my Last Lecture. You are invited.