Author Archives: Winding Stream Press

About Winding Stream Press

Janice DeRuiter Eskridge, M.F.A. is a poet who worked for over a decade as a poet-teacher for California Poets in the Schools. Helen Shoemaker, Ph.D. L.M.F.T. is a university professor who teaches in the areas of child development and counseling. She is also a therapist in private practice.

Skeleton Sketches-Poetry and the Visual Arts

Sketch by Quinn Clarice Mae for an assignment to imagine a model without skin. What does it feel like to be a skeleton But not know you’re dead? It started at a tea party, my fascination with skeleton’s about town. … Continue reading

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Shadow Selfie as Self Realization Art

In a picture of the black and white lines of a playground, I find myself an alien being with angled arms, tilted head And strangely straight legs. Where is the crooked woman I see in the mirror? Yes, arms and … Continue reading

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The Artist-Poetry and the Visual Arts

Selfie by Quinn Clarice Mae DeRuiter The Artist I walked behind the old city at twilight. There, a wood called to me. Entering it wrapped me in a twilight mystery. Eyes, I felt them just there behind a wall topped … Continue reading

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Meet Tacara’s Moishe Meshindi-The long haired dog

I mentioned the long haired dog at the end of my last post.  I thought it only fair that you meet him.  Moishe is a Belgian Shepherd Tervuren.  This breed is long haired and are very, very intent herding dogs. … Continue reading

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Final Stages of Spring A University Parking Lot & Beyond from an iphone

We couldn’t get into the parking lot.  Here are views from the road.  See how California turns from its short green spring to the long gold of summer.   By the time the gates were open and we made it … Continue reading

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Woman on the Wall-Poetry & the Visual Arts

from a collage in soft pastels and pen by Quinn Clarice Mae DeRuiter The Woman on the Wall carries stories hidden behind her closed eyes. Her vibrant red lips sealed shut,   a story speaks in a blue feather. Its … Continue reading

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Stages of Spring from a University Parking Lot

  March in Bay Area California-the grass is new green.  The trees think flowers. At twilight trees lengthen their shadows.  Here and there the basic shapes of silvertone instead of color.   Later the trees in full bloom catch some … Continue reading

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Under a Black Diamond Sun-Poetry from Art

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The Light before Sunset from the iPhone and the Poet

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Through the Window

  I exercise in front of our west facing windows.  Through one window a pair  of oak trees stand on top of a hill. The trees say I must speak for them. When California burned and smoked the air, I … Continue reading

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