Yvonne Battle-Felton

Yvonne Battle-Felton
Location
Baltimore, Maryland, US
Birthday
October 05
Title
Writer
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Yvonne Battle-Felton
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Recently accepted to Lancaster University's Creative Writing PHD program (UK). I am doing things I never thought I would--not moving internationally--but asking people for money. My days are filled with being a mom, writing, teaching, living. By night I am my biggest fund raising advocate; completing scholarship entries to scholarships I'm not even sure are real; researching charities that fund education; and inquiring about resources and then asking for them. 40 really is liberating. Yvonne Battle-Felton is a graduate of Johns Hopkins MA in Writing program and a full-time-part-time instructor of English and Creative Writing at CCBC, AACC and UMUC. She resides in Maryland where she is in a perpetual state of shock over the intimacy of her personal essays and seriously considering pseudonyms.

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MAY 19, 2011 1:40AM

Learning to Speak Me: Part II

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seduce me

do not squander silences

create of words a cassock

sway me gently

do not write poetry. 

do not speak poetically.

do not ponder in meter or philosophize in line.

do not brood in rhythm or contemplate in rhyme—often.

think

say

mean

don’t speak  

speak

tell me what my words say to you

know this

if my tone offends you, you aren’t listening 

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