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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.


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Blog Posted:2/11/2014 10:41:00 AM

I've pretty much spend the last three weeks with you here non-stop. Now, I must force myself away and go back to writing outside of soup at least once a day! [sigh] I thought you might enjoy what I have published this month?




 http://contemporaryhaibunonline.com/pages94/Guzzi_Clipped.html







http://contemporaryhaibunonline.com/pages94/Guzzi_Echoes.html





http://contemporaryhaibunonline.com/pages94/Guzzi_School.html


This are all in the January 2014 issue of Contemporary haibun Today.


BOTH JOANN GRISETTI & I CAN BE SEEN IN THE

INWOOD INDIANA REVIEW ISSUE CALLED DITCHUM' YOU CAN GET IT HERE..

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I hope you enjoy them?

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  1. Date: 2/24/2014 2:26:00 AM
    I know that you suggested I leave this computer alone. I did, really, I mowed the lawns, I walked the dogs, I wrote stuff, and cooked a BBQ. Then I came to see how long blogs last on the Home Page, and here I am. You're a master of Haibun as well huh? If these examples are anything to go by, you are. I probably should have known. Anyway off to a blog of my own. Have a great day.

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  1. Date: 2/13/2014 6:10:00 PM
    Great job Debbie and congratulations--I read them all, you continue to have a talent for relating a story!

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/13/2014 7:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Craig, I'm really just learning to tell a story, the haibun is not meant to be a complete story more of a scene
  1. Date: 2/13/2014 4:32:00 PM
    Contemporary haibun is a combination of prose and haiku poetry, sometimes described as 'a narrative of epiphany'. a prose poem that uses embedded haiku to enhance the composition’s overall resonance and effect.

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  1. Date: 2/13/2014 3:19:00 PM
    http://www.migrant.net/migrant/publications/Reading/ElementsofFictionDialogue.pdf sorry it got cut off. Anyways. Off I go. I wanted to show you this so you'd understand what the heck Dee is going on (and on and on and on) about. HUGS!

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/13/2014 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    NO! I am not objecting about anything!!! Sigh... I am saying that I like haibun. I am saying that writing one will be a struggle for me, cause I've been writing another way for two decades. Your haibun are lovely. Outa here. Night
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/13/2014 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ok I looked at it you are objecting to the lack of dialogue?
  1. Date: 2/13/2014 1:20:00 PM
    Debbie big congratulations on all of them , my favourite was 'Echoes of the Past' .....

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/13/2014 2:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ah the romance, he was so romantic! never really spent money but OMG he had moves LOL
  1. Date: 2/13/2014 8:19:00 AM
    Rueben NOPE I haven't this is an entry level venue, the hard haiku/haibun venues have scolded me for my prose being too poetic & my haiku too weak YUP, but as Dee likes to say It's good enjoyable writing no matter what form it is or isn't.. the higher point is ..is it any good?

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/13/2014 2:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like them! What is good? I mean, how do we define good? Did you feel good writing them? Do you want to write more? Did others enjoy reading them? Do they resonate in some way? Did they AFFECT someone? All good.
  1. Date: 2/13/2014 8:16:00 AM
    Dee, you know? I have no idea what you are talking about? what is a fiction format? What is an anti-fiction format? and maybe because none of them are fiction?

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/13/2014 3:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Take a peek, so you can see why I would have such a hard time... I'd need to keep slapping my hands...http://www.migrant.net/migrant/publications/Reading/ElementsofFictionDialogue.pdf
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/13/2014 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL... sigh.. I mean you ARE interested ? Question mark. Checking... I was thinking of doing some blogs (later, lots going on) on elements of fiction for those who also would like to write stories and/or novels.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/13/2014 2:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hmmm... I'll see if I can find something for you. You ARE interested in ALSO writing fiction, creative non-fiction (creative non-fiction is true to life accounts that utilize elements ( aka DEVICES) of fiction for interest. LIKE DIALOGUE.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/13/2014 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :D It's like a Klingon trying to talk Romulan. AWK... okay, in my world of fiction and creative non-fiction, even say in journalism (factual accounts) dialogue is formatted a certain way. I'd have to keep censoring myself. One person per paragraph, for example
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 8:07:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS! You're making a huge name for yourself.. soon they will be approaching you, hon. Just make 'em pay!!! Hey, we were talking about being out of our element.. I read your haibuns.. well, I'd have to keep slapping my wrists. They are anti-fiction formatted. AWK! I would literally have to think backwards to write in that way, I mean the dialogue! It would be very hard for me to format myself that way after twenty years of careful structuring. I should try it... it would be like skating for the first time. Hugs.

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  1. Date: 2/12/2014 6:18:00 PM
    Tnks dear Deborah!! Im going to read them..Congrats.brave sweet mama.I'm proud of you/Hugs

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  1. Date: 2/12/2014 2:59:00 PM
    I agree with Carrie, you're mastering this form. Congratulations, gorgeous!!

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  1. Date: 2/12/2014 1:10:00 PM
    yesss, do did grreat debbie.. congrats!.. can;t see the visuals.. i read yours briefly yesterday and came back to comment.. huggs!

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  1. Date: 2/12/2014 9:17:00 AM
    Okay, I'm back. Deb, those are awesome. They bring up feelings like they should. You're one heck of a writer..and yep, I think you'd be great at short stories.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/12/2014 2:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    in regard to having original content and a unique 'voice' you are every bit as good as me, grammar wise would need an assist but you have so many friends to help with that!
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 9:10:00 AM
    Will have to go check these out...

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  1. Date: 2/12/2014 7:20:00 AM
    Thanks so much Mandy!

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  1. Date: 2/12/2014 4:36:00 AM
    wowser oh cool one these are great xx

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  1. Date: 2/11/2014 3:51:00 PM
    Thanks Andie, what's heartening too is that 2 places accepted School's out & I had to turn down one :).

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  1. Date: 2/11/2014 3:36:00 PM
    Debs, big congrats for all your success with these publications. I chose the last one to read as I am rushing here today and I really liked it. reminded me of the old school days when I had crushes on the little boys at my school and the wonderful playing in the snow. Awesome blog.

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  1. Date: 2/11/2014 2:49:00 PM
    I've been meeting monthly with a writers agent & she said I should start writing more short story because they do sell better and she said she thought I could do it! So I am working on haibun & Flash Fiction, glad you two like them. This is a very nice editor to work with.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 2/11/2014 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    good idea! going where the market is.
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 2:43:00 PM
    Oh wow, Deb.!! These are amazing.....I can't help but think Haibun poetry is your true calling! The best of your works!!

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  1. Date: 2/11/2014 1:03:00 PM
    These are all wonderful. I felt like I was right there reading every one.

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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