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What do you do in the middle of the night?
the stars fill the sky
whether we notice them or not
so much better for us
if we do
from 3:15am August 13, 2010
Pumice Flat Campground, CA
On August nights, Gwendolyn Alley joins The 3:15 Experiment which challenges writers to go beyond the confines of the work-a-day consciousness to discover the poetry from "between sleeps."
Middle of the Night Poems From Daughter to Mother :: Mother to Son traces the author's journey and details the joys and challenges of being a daughter, becoming a mother, and losing a mother from the vantage point August nights from 2002-2010.
"These tender, honest poems embrace life in all its simple, unpretentious beautyits elemental beautyearth, sea, moon, stars, mother, son." Frankie Drayus.
A bicycling activist mama and avid blogger who loves fine wine and offbeat travel, Gwendolyn Alley has hooted for owls, parented peregrines, backpacked from Mexico to Canada, and taught mountaineering, yoga, creativity, literature, writing, poetry, and blogging. Her publications include many poetry broadsides for ArtLife Limited Editions and between sleeps: the 3:15 Experiment 1993-2005 (en theos press) which she co-edited with Danika Dinsmore. Gwendolyn, her husband, and her son live near the beach in Ventura where she teaches at the local college and leads The Write Alley Coaching and Writing Strategies.