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The Writing Duel: A Poem and Question

The Writing Duel: A #poem and Question

The pen in the writing duel poem

The ballpoint pen, up close and personal in a writing duel. Photo Source: By Samsara at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Which do you prefer to use when you write, the pen and paper or the keyboard? Do you mainly type out your thoughts or do you use pen and paper instead? I use both but do mainly use the computer keyboard. I find it so much faster to type than to handwrite…

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Here is my interview with Christy Birmingham

Here is my interview with Christy Birmingham

Christy Birmingham:

It was wonderful to be interviewed by Fiona on her site Authors Interviews! Here is a share of the Q&A :)

Originally posted on authorsinterviews:

Name Christy Birmingham
Where are you from
Victoria, BC, Canada
A little about yourself `i.e., your education Family life etc.
I am a freelance writer who enjoys words so much! I am a mid-30s gal who likes the freedom of being…

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Flight Path: A Collaboration between Jolie Buchanan and Christy Birmingham

Flight Path: A Collaboration between Jolie Buchanan @JolieBStudios and Christy Birmingham

Collaboration of mixed media

Bring on the collaborations! Photo: ©2014 Poetic Parfait.

Bring on the latest collaboration between Jolie Buchanan and Christy Birmingham! I am so pleased with this mixed-media project as it is uplifting for both Jolie’s artwork and my poem.

We started this project a few months ago and are happy to reveal the result today. It all began with artist Jolie. She cleverly used homemade paper (made…

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Writing Process Blog Tour with Christy Birmingham

Ohhh the Writing Process Blog Tour is making the rounds and its next stop is with me! How cool is that? I get to write about writing – well, I do type a lot in a day, so I guess I know a bit, hehe!


Writing Process Blog Tour

Thank-you to Jez Farmer at The Boy Poet for the invite! Be sure to check out the site if you’re not following it already.


Wowa, watch out ((smiles))

The questions are:


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I am Made: A Poem for Canada Day

New! I am Made: A #poem for Canada Day

Canada Day with lovely flowers

Canada Day is a good time for poetry! Photo source: Kyle Pearce, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Flickr

Aha, July 1st is Canada Day and I proudly welcome it! Here is a new poem, “I am Made,” to celebrate the occasion. I’m wishing my Canadian friends a lovely holiday! For all of you wonderful Parfait peeps, I hope you have a nice week ahead full of kindness ((and hugs))!

Oh and remember to take time to smell…

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Mythology: “The Golden Apple of Discord” / Poetry: “Who is The Fairest?”, by Christy Birmingham .-

Mythology: “The Golden Apple of Discord” / Poetry: “Who is The Fairest?”, by Christy Birmingham .-

Christy Birmingham:

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a nice week!
I am proud to share this collaboration I did with the talented writer Aquileana of the blog La Audacia de Aquiles. It just published today! The project mixes Aquileana’s writing of Greek mythology (a great theme for her site!) with my poem that relates to her text. The theme of our collaboration is “the golden apple.” I hope you…

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Unveiling a New Site and Awards: Wow, Happy Friday!

Unveiling a New Site & Awards: Wow, Happy Friday!

Hi everyone and happy Friday! I hope you are all doing well and made it through the week smoothly (okay, if not smoothly then I hope at least there were calm parts to it). Insert smiles: here!

I am excited today to unveil my new site, also here on WordPress. I have been working on it over the past week, although I have had this idea for several months now. And, of course, the root of it goes back…

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Maya Angelou: A Poet and Hero to Remember

Remembering Poet Maya Angelou

Rest well, Maya Angelou. Photo Source: By Talbot Troy (originally posted to Flickr as Maya Angelou) [CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

It was difficult to read the headline this morning of the passing of American poet Maya Angelou. She has been a personal literary hero for many years now, as part of a select group of authors I look up to. She truly spoke words that made me stop and ponder about…

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Tree Branches at My Ribs

Tree Branches at My Ribs

Christy Birmingham:

Ah, yes, collaboration! Here is the latest offering from Jolie Buchanan and Me. The project began when artist Jolie took a daytime shot of a tree, which she then darkened and overlaid onto an original painting of hers. Then, this fabulous mixed media creation was sent to me to write my poem. I put the image onto my right computer screen as I typed freehand on my left screen.…

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Interview with Author Terry Irving of ‘Courier’ Fame

New Interview with #author Terry Irving of ‘Courier’ Fame

Today I am pleased / proud / potentially over-smiling at having author Terry Irving here for an interview. Won’t you sit down and join us?

Christy (C): Hi Terry, and welcome to Parfait land! I’ll be handing out chocolates shortly. First though, let’s get to the questions. You are an author whose work I find compelling, having read a few of them now! Today, let’s focus on you and your latest book…

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