Re-posting this poem for my Poetry Sampler on my blog. Gertie Sews -Iris Arenson-Fuller My mother sews without a needle, fingers making birdbeak stiches in the ... Read More
Poetry Sampling by Iris J. Arenson-Fuller
Poetry Paint Chips or Samples from Iris
In this section, you will find a small number of samples of my #poetry. I have decided to limit this section, because most who are visiting this site are not coming here due to their interest in my poetry. Yet, poetry is a huge part of who I am, and who I have always been.
I have been a writer and poet for most of my life. It all began when I was three and composed some poems that I dictated to my sister, ten years my senior. I have never really stopped writing.
As you know, I am also a credentialed, certified, Professional Life Coach, specializing in loss, tough life stage changes, (family, relationship, or other changes) life reinvention at any age, and adoption issues. I often use creative writing as a tool in my work with my coaching clients too, when they are open to it. Writing exercises help us release thoughts and feelings and process our present situations. It also helps us find new insights and to achieve important breakthroughs, so we can more easily set new goals and make plans for changes we wish to implement.
As a teen and young woman, I was published in various anthologies and magazines. Then the role of motherhood, directing the adoption agency I founded and ran for about thirty years, and care giving for various relatives, caused me to take a detour, away from serious writing, until the last several years. One of the reasons I decided it was time to step down from the adoption agency, was to devote more time to my writing and other interests. In recent years, I have been published in a variety of on line and print publications. I also do poetry readings, as well.
I have been honored to have been the recipient of several prizes and awards over the years. The most meaningful and memorable for me, by far, was the award presented to me as a young woman, by the esteemed Mr. Langston Hughes.
Now that I have entered a brand-new decade of life, I hope to have a book or two in my future, and to continue submitting my writing to various on line and print publications.
Many editors and publishers do not want to even consider work that has been previously published, even on personal blogs, so with regret, I will not be sharing a lot of new poetry here. That's why I have included some samples only and have taken down most of my work. If you are a fan of my work and want to see some more, do contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are a few links for some of work that has been published on line that you may view. Obviously, I can't link to publications that appear in print and for which there is or was a purchase price.
All work cited here and appearing in other places on this site, are the property of the author, Iris J. Arenson-Fuller, and may not be reprinted or used without permission and proper attribution.
Red Wolf Journal
Choking Out the Present
Old Sorrows, New Poppies
Jewish Literary Journal
Remembering Sr. Mary Holy Cart
Fiber Optic Search For My Birthmother
Gemma of My Imagination
What I Didn't Know When I Met Langston Hughes
(Originally published in Storybleed Magazine)
Naturally, Editors and Publishers are always welcome to contact me and to ask.
Are you interested in opening up your mind and heart? Do you think you would find it useful to learn more about yourself by examining some of your inner feelings? Writing is an excellent way to help ... Read More
Writing a Winter Poem While Wishing It Were Spring by Iris Arenson-Fuller -the Daughter- Who is the wardrobe mistress up there who dared to clothe our tree branches in a new dress ... Read More
Here’s the Sound Cloud Link, if you want to hear me read this aloud. Please do comment here and consider a subscription to this blog! I would love to have you visit ... Read More
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From the sea, polished glass comes calling at the beach where we stroll. We meet sometimes, packing sand up between our toes as the breeze plays with our wildly flying hair, first gently testing the ... Read More
Hi to my regular readers and to any new ones. I know I haven't been putting up new posts for a while. So much has been going on personally and professionally. I promise to get some things up for you ... Read More
This post is the exclusive property of Jesse I. Abbot and may not be copied or reproduced. It is posted here with the permission of the author. More of his work can be found at ... Read More
-Iris J. Arenson-Fuller Machete Magic-Seeing Kim (October 1, 1943-March 12, 1982) I- I see him out in the yard, no shirt sun imprinting rays on naked back, etching an ... Read More
What I Didn’t Know When I Met Langston Hughes -Iris J. Arenson-Fuller ... Read More