C. Desirée Finley, poet + writer
Daily comments on twitter as @coastalwrite - we're always on the shore of something, right?
C. Desirée Finley is a poet and fiction writer now residing in western Massachusetts. Her work is published in Straw Dog Writers Pandemic Poetry, Silkworm 14, Willawaw Journal and the Center for New Americans' 30 Poems in 30 Days anthology. In 2020 she was a finalist in the Poet's Seat Poetry Contest, awarded second place. Finley is a member of Straw Dog Writers Guild, Florence Poets Society, the New England Poetry Club and SCBWI. She values the extraordinarily welcoming and diverse writing community in western Mass. and despite knowing many local writers only virtually, has a deep fondness for them. "When you share writing, you share a piece of yourself, and you listen to others doing the same--you know them. There's no 'only' about it."
"My dad introduced me to the idea of beauty in the unlikeliness of things. Of course, that was in Manhattan where everything is in (apparent) complete disharmony, but it works anywhere." Fin now witnesses beauty in the apron of land behind her house; how she can see the river when enough leaves have fallen in autumn, and when looking out at midnight seeing moonlight on the snow. "The poet side of me has stepped forward--and even though I used to think of myself as a strictly a fiction writer, there is a bleeding through from one genre to another --poetry affects everything."
>>Visit Fin's poetry page>
R E S O U R C E S
Western Mass. Links for Writers: (short list)
Stay in touch:
Find me on Twitter @Coastalwrite (not Facebook, which is a bit vestigial at this point)
Send an inquiry using the contact form
or perhaps I'll see you virtually (!)
For more graphics + visual things, visit FinleyDesignArt.com (with photos + drawings)
Bio box (somewhat recent)
"At the Close of Day in Pieces (above) was written in the winter of 2020 when communication was limited to what we heard about each other's day and what we told each other. "I was (am) grateful for that communication, how we tried (still try) to be with each other in words even if our physical lives were (are) separate," Fin says.
All photographs and artwork on this website are under copyright.
© 2020, C. D. Finley
© 2020, C. D. Finley