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Preview Christine’s Latest Book, WILD FRUITION: SONNETS, SPELLS, and OTHER INCANTATIONS From Rockford’s First Official Poet Laureate

Poetry grew out of teaching creative writing. I sometimes did the writing assignments with my students and soon discovered that I really wanted to do something more with my writing. I studied the old time classics along with learning about the new and exciting modern poetry that was erupting around the country along with numerousContinue reading “Preview Christine’s Latest Book, WILD FRUITION: SONNETS, SPELLS, and OTHER INCANTATIONS From Rockford’s First Official Poet Laureate”

A Little About Christine Swanberg, Poems to choose from Rockford’s First Official Poet Laureate

If you would like to work with an established poet who knows a variety of poetry styles and strategies, please consider working with me. You can email me at rockfordpoetlaureate@gmail.com.. Here is my general bio. I am Rockford’s first official Poet Laureate. I enjoy working with older folks and have written chapters in WRITING INContinue reading “A Little About Christine Swanberg, Poems to choose from Rockford’s First Official Poet Laureate”

These poems and bio I hope will serve as an introduction to what I do with poetry. I believe that poetry can do many things simultaneously: express complex emotions, craft musical lines, create magic with words, create unique ways of saying things. I believe it can be a healing art form as well as expressive. If you google Christine Swanberg Poet, there will be examples of readings aloud as well as radio performances. I mentor adult writers with good success and welcome new clients. I believe that poetry with care to lyrical lines and form can cast a spell.

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