Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Dreaming of Deer

               You vanished
into the dark forest
where I could not follow,
where I longed to follow.

                  —from "God Puts on the Body of a Deer" by Rebecca Baggett

Monday, October 22, 2012

Minnesota's Own John Caddy Reads in Minneapolis

There was a nice crowd for the poet tonight at the "Literary Witnesses" series at Plymouth Congregational Church. Here are a few lines from "Feathered Ears," which appears in With Mouths Open Wide: New and Selected Poems (Milkweed):

     Owl's hunt is so still that when I see a talon flex
     I almost hear long hoarfrost crystals
     break and sift to ground.

Thank you, John, for three decades of more beauty than we can hold.

Jealous Left Us Speechless

Ten days ago, NAACP President/CEO Benjamin T. Jealous gave the keynote address at the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice at the University of Minnesota. It will always be a memorable evening for me. Mr. Jealous, the youngest leader of the NAACP since its founding in 1909, gave the most inspiring speech I have ever heard. Period.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012

Antonia Felix

In the beginning the hole
was darkness as solid as rock,
rock turned inside out.

Now, the night air drifts empty handed.
No more smoke to curl around nerves
and condense into nightmares,

But this: two
phantom limbs
throwing shadows on the river.

© 2002 Antonia Felix

Monday, June 11, 2012

FATAL REMEDY Book Launch at Minneapolis' Bryant-Lake Bowl Theatre

On June 9, I launched my medical thriller, FATAL REMEDY, with a talk and reading at Minneapolis' Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre. We had a nice crowd who had a lot of great questions afterward. Nothing like a fact-based thriller about naughty psychiatrists and illegal activities of Big Pharma to get an audience interested! Thanks for coming, everyone, and I hope you enjoy the book.

Friday, April 27, 2012

My Debut Fiction

My first published novel, FATAL REMEDY, is a medical thriller inspired by the controversy over anti-depressant drug therapies for children, ethical and criminal issues in psychiatry and the power of Big Pharma.

From the back cover:
When Minneapolis sports psychologist Anthony Robson refers his wife to a psychiatrist for a prescription, he believes he’s putting her in the hands of a trusted colleague. But when she becomes Dr. Clayton Shepherd’s latest conquest, Anthony’s life and family are blown apart. As he plunges into a breakneck mission to shut down a sexual predator, Anthony teams up with state medical board investigator and military medical tech Camilla Black to uncover the string of suicides, broken lives and crimes strewn in the psychiatrist’s wake. Along the way, Anthony and Camilla discover that they’re not alone in a race to strip the psychiatrist of his license to kill.
$16.00 US/$22.50 Can.
Trade Paperback | 331 pages