"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Posts tagged ‘medicine’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Cure

31 March 2019 

Make art about what the cure is, about what cured you, about what needs to be cured. 



Daily Prompt <3 Hard Travelin' for the Tender Hearted.

29 June 2016

“It’s hard to wake up sometimes and look back at your life with clear eyes, isn’t it? All the Hello’s and Goodbye’s, and all the things said and left unsaid, whether they were timely, or easy, or uncomfortable or boltfree, or jarring, or just plain true, at least for you, in the moment of their saying.And once you’re awake you have to listen to the now, or ignore it and pretend that it’s just not there. Tricky stuff for the strongest of us, and hard travelin’ for the tender hearted. Like pilgrims on some dusty trail, the long line of true believers stretches into nothingness, and the shadows of the don’t fit in’s move along like so much smoke, pungent and ethereal, lingering toward home.”~John Little Bear Eaton

Make art about the don’t fit in’s. 

Bear 2007

John Little Bear Eaton

Monday Must Read! Natasha Kochicheril Moni, The Cardiologist’s Daughter


Monday Must Read! 

Natasha Moni Poets in ParkNatasha Kochicheril Moni is a first-generation American of Dutch and Indian descent. Born in the North and raised in the South, she finds home in the Pacific Northwest. Natasha’s first full-length poetry collection, The Cardiologist’s Daughter, was released by Two Sylvias Press in late 2014. Her poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews have been published in fifty journals including: Verse, DIAGRAM, [PANK], Hobart, Rattle, Indiana Review, and Fourteen Hills. In 2015, it was acknowledged on Straight Forward Press’s The Poetry Shopping List: Your Next Must Read.

She holds a BA in Child Development from Tufts University, received her Post-baccalaureate pre-medical certificate from Mills College, and is in her fourth year of naturopathic medical school at Bastyr University.


Natasha’s Poetry:





Toasted Cheese Literary Journal

Support your local WA State bookstores/poet by buying a copy of The Cardiologist’s Daughter at one of the following locations:

Washington State

Edmonds Bookshop

Port Townsend

The Writers’Workshoppe/Imprint Books


Elliott Bay Book Co. 
Open Books 
Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park)


The Nearsighted Narwhal 

Or purchase a paperback or Kindle version online through Amazon

Reviews of The Cardiologist’s Daughter:


Good Reads

ThePedestal Magazine


Happy Reading!



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