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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Author Interview – River Maria Urke

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What genres do you write? Poetry, children’s, fiction, and non-fiction. I have either published in a genre or have a book started in one.

Have you ever had writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it? Yes, of course. I will look through photos on Google Images until one sparks a few words. Then I will write a poem to it. That usually breaks my block.

Can you share a little of your current work with us? I will share a poem with you I wrote a couple of months ago called Ponderings. I added a link to a mp3 reading too.


naked, I stand before you all
as a new day rises amidst
shadows and colors of dawn
on a quest of love and growth
a path of pebbles and stones
I sing my song
upon a gift to belong
lets dance the morning in

with the quick step
I move between roles
and coffee breaks
seasons and soccer games
transfixed in a world of words

how I got here- where I stand
39 with a cane in one hand
hooked arms with my man
my child turn distant teen
remembering when it was me
punked out with the same fight

now, I sit with flashes of old dreams
fitting for the adult I forget I am
images of houses to find
and travels yet ventured behind
hidden rooms and trips by theme

dreaming of a midnight waltz
through main street.

© River Urke 2012

How did you come up with the title? I love coming up with titles. This one is pretty straight forward though. A poem about contemplating my life- can only be called ponderings.

Can we expect any more books from you in the future? Oh yes….many more through the years to come from poetry to novel.

Have you started another book yet? Yes, I am working on my first full-length poetry book, Spirit Songs. There is a coming of age novel and a children’s chapter book. I can’t forget that I am collecting shoe stories when they come my way too.

Where do you see yourself in five years? A little better off then now watching my daughter graduate from High School.

The River Muse


A shoe lover’s book.

~Women’s Obsession with Shoes is a collection of twenty-one stories from women about their lives told through a pair of shoes. The stories range from a lost pair of moccasins at a Pow Wow to a six-foot woman making a claim on a man’s chest in stiletto boot. Every story about a pair of shoes is told in a woman’s voice as if you were sitting next to her as she told her story. Some of the stories will spark memories while others will merely be entertaining in their own way.

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Genre – Creative Non-Fiction / Memoirs

Rating – PG

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