Day 2's poem is up at the PFFA, and it's a rough one - but I liked the idea. In other news: it's only Day 2, and I have already lost count of the number of cookies I've eaten (is it 3? or 4?). NaPoMo Day 2 Links: Rachel's Day 2 Poem: Census - today's… Continue reading NaPoMo 2013 – Day 2
Happy National Poetry Month! As in past years, I'm taking part in the poem-a-day writing challenge for the month of April, and this year, you can pledge a donation to keep me going! All donations will support The Bullycide Project, a theater group that presents stories from victims of bullying and their friends and family.… Continue reading NaPoMo 2013 – Day 1
I was tagged by, I think, three separate people for this – the first two I said “Thank you but no,” as I was coming out of a nearly 12-month stretch of not writing. But now it’s been about 2 months and I’ve been writing frequently, so I’m kind of ready to talk about it… Continue reading Next Big Thing
I have new poems (!!) up at the enchanting 13 Myna Birds, alongside terrifyingly excellent work from Risa Denenberg, Emily Jern-Miller, and Misti Rainwater-Lites. This is the first publication in about a year - I am particularly excited that "Vanishing Twin" is included here, as it's a poem I still love, more than a year… Continue reading new work
Hello internets, I have not spoken with you in a while. I was thinking about doing year-end postings, you know, the whole "year in review" or "this is all the awesome stuff that happened to me this year." But that seems like a lot, and I haven't really been keeping up that well. Here are… Continue reading trick for every trap
Last night I gave a reading of my thesis manuscript. The final major, public demonstration of my undergrad career, it was an extremely satisfying night: hosted by my former boss and wonderful friend, Paula, the evening was billed as “Poetry & Healing” – my reading was immediately followed by an open house that allowed attendees… Continue reading all my best is dressing old words new
For the past two weeks I have been surrounded by Walt Whitman. First, there’s this poem, which hangs on my bulletin board at work. I keep in there as a reminder that the pay is, indeed, certain: every action, instance or circumstance ultimately provides some benefit—it’s only a matter of perspective. Next, Karen and I… Continue reading I have urged you onward with me
Next week, I'll be appearing at the Pleasantville Poetry Slam! Do come if you're in the area (or feel like road-tripping). It's my first time at a slam, and I'm terribly, terribly nervous. It'll be fun.
So National Poetry Month is, like, totally a poet's version of Christmas. We decorate (for real, last year I hung poems on my office door), we talk poetry all month long to anyone who will listen, and we write a poem a day. Well, some of us do. Not me this year, but so many… Continue reading happy napomo!
So we are quickly (too quickly!) coming up on National Poetry Month. I'd set myself a goal for the year of participating in (and completing) NaPoWriMo, but I'm just not sure I can do it. This whole 3-classes-at-a-time thing is much harder than I thought. So I've decided to give myself a break this year:… Continue reading april approacheth