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A Life in Words

Elaine Fletcher Chapman (formerly Elaine Walters McFerron) is the author of 2 volumes of poems published by Saint Julian Press: RESERVOIR and Hunger for Salt and a letterpress chapbook, Double Solitude published by Green River Press. She taught Literature at Old Dominion University before moving to the Aptos Hills/ Larkin Valley area near Santa Cruz California. Chapman worked on staff at The Bennington Writing Seminars, Bennington College for 18 years. She founded The Writer’s Studio where she teaches poetry, nonfiction and ongoing classes online, On Keeping a Journal and Yoga Nidra & Sacred Writing.  She also provides editing services and organizes Poetry Readings and Crossing Over Writing Retreats.  For the last 41 years she has worked as a therapist in private practice. Also she is a Certified iRest Yoga Nidra teacher and offers weekly Yoga Nidra meditation online.  Her poems have been published in Hoot, Cloudbank, Poetry Pacific, 8 Poems, Rabid Oak, The Tishman Review, The EcoTheo Review, The Cortland Review, Connotation, The Sun, Calyx, Poet Lore, 5AM, Salamander, and others. She was guest blogger on The Best American Poetry Blog and The Solstice Literary Magazine blog.

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