memorial for a brilliant woman

Friday, April 28, 2006

I'm off in about forty-five minutes for a church retreat at Shrinemont, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia's home in the Appalachians- the place used to be a high-class hot springs for wealthy Washingtonians, fell into near ruin, and was purchased by the church. I have few responsibilities, just leading music, and so can rest, relax, and eat the fabulous food they serve.

The final three poems will be posted Sunday night, but written daily, as promised.

Have a great weekend, y'all!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

A Virginia poet makes good- see here

Listen to her here and here

She's been to Richmond to read a few times, she's really charming and her poetry has all the comfort of a well-built house with all the extra details you could want.

It's good to see a new woman on the national front, this should increase her speaking fees (I hope so, for her sake).

and I've got her books- signed, so there!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Thanks, J.B.Rowell-


. . . a mote. A little world. Dusty. Dusty.
The universe is dust. Who can bear it?
Christ comes. The women feed him, bathe his feet
with tears, bring spices, find the empty tomb,
burst out to tell the men, are not believed. . . .
There's an awful lot of slapping & snapping going on the the blog world about the PW article and the consequent male/fem debate (ha!) going on.

I write- occasionally comment- isn't that enough?

apparently not

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I go to so many poetry readings and open mikes- here's an article that everyone should be able to use, at least some part-

not a bad book either-

Monday, April 10, 2006

It's true- web publishing is legit- Publisher's Weekly says so here.

It even mentions La Petite Zine, yours truly being editor of issues 2 & 3.

more poetry, better distribution, books sold-

that's that.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

There is much discussion on the net about the "new narrative." Here's a page by Dana Gioia.

I think I have always written this way- Ruby Redd (scroll down), Scavenger-The Junkman's Tale (won a prize not online), my April 5 NaPoMo entry.

They don't rhyme, aren't ballads, but have the same flow. Thoughts on your work?

And now for something completely different-
here's an interesting request-

bleeding on the page- submit now!

I wrote mine with a tampon