At the beginning of this new year 2017, I told my husband that I wanted to begin writing letters to people who I once new very well (like childhood friends) and have since lost contact with or only see (occasionally) on social media. So I bought a stationary set (very pretty purple) and I have my favorite pen on the ready line. I thought I would start out by making sure that I send at least one (two page) letter to someone once per month. If I am feeling particularly inspired, possibly even two letters to different people. So it is nearing the end of January 2017 and I just realized…I don’t have anyone’s mailing address!
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I am a poet with an interest in topics that include themes of unity, sensitivity and equality, in addition to the study of women writers of the postmodern era and the experimental genre of contemporary poetry. As a starting point for the focus of my poetry, I am working through interpreting personal observations of the homeless situation in Detroit. In my community and surrounding areas, I have witnessed and experienced discriminatory practices that resulted in senseless divisions in the work place, schools, communities and neighborhoods with increasing numbers of homeless people. Exposure to these real life situations made me question the amount of attention that local governments give to matters of equality, sensitivity and homelessness. I am concerned that there aren’t enough voices in local leadership such as block clubs and community organizations, that encourage passive citizens to become engaged. In the tradition of political activism, I am working through ways to deliver these messages. At this point of development in my poetic practice, I use compression, the tension of the line, and the sounds of language to stress social acceptance and cultural sensitivities. View all posts by T.Dwella