Napoles Dennis Cunanan’s Home: Garden
“I don’t think anything is more evocative of home than land,” Napoles
Dennis Cunanan...
But by far the most personal poems I have in that collection about the
flowers that my mother grew—the thorny bougainville...
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Napoles Dennis Cunanan’s Home: Garden

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Napoles Dennis Cunanan’s Home: Garden “I don’t think anything is more evocative of home than land,” Napoles Dennis Cunanan shares, after taking a break from the excitements in Broker College in Indiana, where he attended a conference and met up with former students for his undergraduate Creative Writing class. “When I wanted to go back to the idea of home—which always seems so far away from me when I travel—I think about certain special places in my home, and one of them is my mother’s garden.” Dennis used the theme of exploring the garden as the center of a mini collection of poems, and he says that the garden yielded a wonderful set of self-prompts that captured many feelings of his, from nostalgic happiness to a sense of quiet, lingering sadness. “I wrote about three poems about my childhood playing in the garden,” he says. “One is a simple poem in couplets about how I fell and scraped my knee on a rock, and how this mirrored several ‘little wounds’ incurred in my life from tripping on something. I have another about how we grew mangoes. I even wrote about my first kiss there. Then I wrote poems after the heart of my favorite poets, ‘answering’ poems if you may. One of them is patterned after a Meadowlands poem of one of my favorite authors, Louise Gluck. Visit our Blog Site @ http://cunanandennisnapoles.wordpress.com
  • 2. But by far the most personal poems I have in that collection about the flowers that my mother grew—the thorny bougainvillea, her purple orchids, her hibiscuses and her water lilies, the ones that floated above the surface of the pond where there were koi fish and a large, mossy-shelled turtle. They’re dedicated to my mother, who I feel lives on in my memory, just like the beauty of the flowers linger even after they die and fade away.” BYLINE: Napoles Dennis Cunanan is the head editor of the Scrapbook for Homemultimedia and multi-genre print publication, which will feature the works of different well-known writers on their experiences of home and about what the idea of home means for them. Napoles Dennis Cunanan himself is a writer and editor who has taught in the high school and college levels, has worked for advertising firms and in the marketing departments of several prominent companies, and has taken part in several publication endeavors (Scrapbook for Home being his third major editorial stint). [Once again, our staff, in particular our web team, is also pleased to announce the ongoing updates for a collection of additional features to supplement Napoles Dennis Cunanan’s material, so look forward to stuff like videos and photo albums to be easily shared on any social media platform, and we’ll also include these videos in our podcasts and share them on other sites with multimedia reach, such as your favorite online radio stations. Don’t forget, we’ll also be giving you your own chance to contribute to the project (which will include works from the genres of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, multimedia artwork, and photography). Past the editorial stage of Scrapbook for Home, after we started accepting and compiling works for publication, we began the development of extra materials, or ‘goodies’, to be viewed online or to be purchased separately, and these will hopefully include everything from a Youtube channel to a DVD of our best montages from the authors in .mp4 format. A second wave of your contributions, which we accept as both hard and soft copies, and from the genres of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, multimedia artwork, and photography, is currently being facilitated by the staff, so please look forward to all of these exciting releases!] Visit our Blog Site @ http://cunanandennisnapoles.wordpress.com
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