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Hello! I'm a writer from central New York who has bipolar disorder. Among other topics, I write about mental illness and writing. I have short stories published in Lynx Eye, Lost Coast Review, The Outrider Review, Sliver of Stone Magazine, The Mondegreen, The Linnet's Wings, Cobalt Review, Breath & Shadow, The Round Up, Postscripts to Darkness, Masque & Spectacle, and several other journals. I have a poem in The Poeming Pigeon, essays about mental illness in The Ram Boutique and Amygdala Literary Magazine, and an essay in Parts Unbound: Narratives of Mental Illness & Health, a book that was published by Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective. My story "Santa Lucia" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. I've written three novels entitled Purple Loosestrife, Hoping It Might Be So, and Dark and Bright, all of which are as yet unpublished. I'm working on a memoir about my experiences with bipolar disorder. I have a B.A. in English from SUNY Buffalo and an M.A. in English from SUNY College at Brockport. I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Matthew McConaughey's Older Brother

Below is a silly poem I wrote called "Matthew McConaughey's Older Brother":
Matthew McConaughey has three brothers,
The oldest one is named Carruthers.
Pale and plain with a balding pate,
Patient with Matt when he shows up late.

He wears a t-shirt on the beach,
Six-pack abs are out of reach.
Matt plays bongos in the nude,
Drinks his beer, calls everyone "dude".

Tan and smiling, there is Matt.
Who's that hiding in the baseball hat?
In the background stands Carruthers,
The flabbiest of the McConaughey brothers.

An accountant by day with a quiet wife,
He lives an ordinary life.
No fan sites, no starring roles;
On Tuesday nights, he likes to bowl.


  1. hee hee. I rather like that. Thanks for sharing. You had me at the title, though, I must confess.

  2. This was so funny, Em! Of course, I'm picturing Matthew McConaughey the whole time--especially the image of him playing the bongos nude. Yum =D I'm going to share this on my blog if you don't mind. ~Kara

    1. Kerry, just found your reply to this now! I'm more than happy to have had you share it on your blog.