Kindle Book is Live

Ramshackle Houses & Southern Parables is available today! After reading about an author who said she loved publishing on Kindle first because friends would give tons of feedback which she would then use for the relaunch, I thought … that’s totally doable! If I would have known this service was so accessible, I would have […]

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Mornings Are Best For Poetry

This has always been true for me. Do you have a preferred time of day for writing? #APAD is flowing along. Day 3 is finished … well, the first draft is finished. Word Light Show can be found on WordPress and Facebook. The prompts have definitely been working for me, thus far. #gowrite

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#APAD 2018 Is Underway!

This year the plan is to write a poem a day and share the first drafts here. Check out the #APAD 2018 tab, beneath the little arrow you’ll find a new poem each day along with a mention of what inspired the attempt. Today’s poem is here. Feedback is welcome, also feel free to link me […]

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Embarrassing Drivel

Every experienced, published writer looks back at the early years, sighs, and tries to look earnestly at the latest wide-eyed interviewer before divulging what crap poetry they used to write. Crap, crap, drivel, embarrassing really. It’s a miracle they kept writing, that they eventually found success. I am suspicious. This is suspect. Think about the […]

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APAD 10: Poetry, by Marianne Moore

Poetry I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all this fiddle. Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers that there is in it after all, a place for the genuine. Hands that can grasp, eyes that can dilate, hair that can rise if it must, these things […]

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Tell The Truth But Tell It Slant

Once again I am indulging in ModPo, a free Coursera presentation by the University of Pennsylvania. It is a treasure. Today I listened to the close reading and discussion of Emily Dickinson’s Tell The Truth But Tell It Slant (sometimes presented as #1129, sometimes as #1263). Below the link (which I hope y’all can all […]

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