Volume 7, Issue 64  |  August 12, 2022

CdM author’s work published in annual literary journal

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, a Corona del Mar-based author and radio show host, just published “Meditation at Laguna Beach,” a poem, in the Broad River Review, Vol. 52.

“The poem was written a long time ago, revised over the years, and only recently published,” said DeMarco-Barrett. 

The review is published annually by the Department of English Language and Literature at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. 

CdM author s Barbara DeMarco Barrett

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Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, poet and author of “Pen on Fire: A busy woman’s guide to igniting the writer within”

“I was inspired to write this poem by remembering my first husband, a beach on the east coast and a beach on the west coast, such different times, one a time of innocence (New Jersey shore), the other of bittersweet feelings (Laguna Beach coast).” 

These lines from the poem give the flavor of the piece:

Three thousand miles away from that ocean,

decades ahead of that time, and yet

there is so much I remember.

DeMarco-Barrett also teaches fiction online and in private, in-person workshops, held via Zoom while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

For more information and a list of her works that have been published, visit

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