dedicates herself to helping people find their voice both on the page and in their lives. She teaches at California State University and leads writing groups throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She taught creative writing to at-risk youth and won the Mary Lonnberg Smith Award in poetry.
There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. —Martha Graham