ABOUT C. D. Finley, writer
C. Desirée Finley has found what she once would have considered an unlikely home in western Mass. A writer of short fiction and poetry, "Fin" is someone who used to call the Metropolitan Museum of Art her playground and she's adapted well to the serene Mohawk Trail area she now calls home. Fin was always able to see beauty because she was introduced to it by her father - whether it was in a perfect pastry, bright orange Czechoslovakian china or the doorknob at a second-hand bookshop. A passion for description was born early along with an admiration of beauty. Fin now sees beauty in the apron of land behind her house; how she can see the river when enough leaves have fallen in autumn, or when looking out at midnight seeing moonlight on the snow.
"The poet side of me has stepped forward," she says. A fiction writer and poet, Ms. Finley has always written, but was not published until moving to western Mass.
I love being here in western Massachusetts. This month and all month long I'll be writing poetry supported by lots of folks who have done this month of poetry before. I'll post many of the poems online, but not every single one. Some will go in my storeroom of things to work on. I work in different modes and poetry has been stepping forward. It's nice to do my best for a local organization that does so much for so many. The poems themselves will be posted on the blog or twitter or sign-up to get your daily poem via the contact page if you like.
The poem "Nearly March" tells of seeing snow falling off the roof into a perfect rectangle on the grass below. It received second place in the 2020 Poet's Seat Poetry Contest and was published in the Greenfield Recorder.
The mountain in her backyard. "I am grateful to find myself in western Massachusetts," she says.
Being in touch:
Find her on Twitter and Instagram, but not so much on Facebook. Try @coastalwrite or reach out to her via the contact form. There's also a Design page with photography and drawings.
Here is what I call my bio box - it's fairly recent.
My Twitter name is @Coastalwrite, penned when I lived near the coast. Despite not living near salt water anymore, I haven't changed it. I'm known as as "Fin" and so it makes sense I suppose. Most postings are about writing but not always. I have opinions about everything.
All photographs and artwork on this website are under copyright.
© 2020, C. D. Finley
© 2020, C. D. Finley