And, also, Patricia Smith is made of more awesome.
This weekend was the annual Poetry and Prose Getaway in Cape May, organized and hosted by Murphy Writing Seminars. It was, in a word, AMAZING. This is not unusual. The prompts were crazy-difficult again. I got two solid drafts out of them, poems that I’m happy with and think will fit well in the manuscript […]
Please stop what you’re doing right now and go read this poem. Trust me, you will not be sorry.
Ok, so a couple cool things happened this week. 1. I finished reordering the manuscript, and when I say “finished reordering the manuscript,” I mean “I put it into a brand-spanking-new document on my Mac and it’s now saved as A Door Opens At Night Version 2.docx and it’s ready to be released to the […]
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I saw this on YouTube this morning, and it’s so delightful I had to share it. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDLwivcpFe8] I could spend all day watching poems. I can’t decide which lines in this poem are the best: it is hard to believe when I’m with you that there can be anything as still as solemn as unpleasantly […]
If you have already heard the news, please forgive me for repeating it. But just in case you haven’t: Dean Young, a wonderful poet who also happens to be a lovely and generous person, is in need of some help. You can read the details here; I urge you to give what you can, if […]
It’s weird to me that I used to blog all the time, and now it’s all I can do to get here a few times a month. At any rate, some poetry news: Acceptance of my poem “Son” with Literary Mama. I think this should be up in a few days. And, awesomely, Hobble Creek […]
Very Like A Whale is a blog I look to for excellent discussion on poetry, publishing, and the role of social media and technology in art (among other things). Author Nic Sebastian’s newest project is a no-brainer, then: Whale Sound, an audio collection of Nic’s favorite poems. Most interesting is that the poems aren’t read […]
up at Hobble Creek Review: Flaws in Human Thinking It’s a bit different than what I usually do.