memorial for a brilliant woman

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Are you teaching a poetry class?? Taking one??

Here's a text you might consider. At least make it part of your personal collection.

Making Poems

Poets include Jan Beatty, Robin Becker, Fleda Brown, J. L. Conrad, Jim Daniels, Todd Davis, Chris Dombrowski, Dan Gerber, Jeff Gundy, Kimiko Hahn, William Heyen, H. L. Hix, John Hoppenthaler, Ann Hostetler, Julia Spicher Kasdorf, David Kirby, Gerry LaFemina, Mary Linton, Shara McCallum, Dinty W. Moore, Erin Murphy, Mary Rose O’Reilley, Lee Peterson, Greg Rappleye, Keith Ratzlaff, Jack Ridl, Steven Sherrill, David Shumate, Aaron Smith, Lucien Stryk, Mary Swander, Sue Ellen Thompson, Natasha Threthewey, Brian Turner, Lee Upton, G. C. Waldrep, Michael Waters, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Katharine Whitcomb, and Robert Wrigley.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Twitter poets

Tonight we had a poet party on twitter- it was a blast!

Some heady names were there.

You missed it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Voting again! Caption contest!

Go vote for someone- me, for instance, if you like my caption!


Serious fun. Read the Project Runway commentary, too- voting is at the bottom of that.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Poetry Resolutions

Poetry Resolutions 10-17-10

1) To pay attention
2) To revise and reorder poems
3) To organize my time around writing poetry
4) Submit submit submit (contingent on #2)
5) Set aside reading times (poetry first, fiction after)
6) Clear my desk, clear my head
7) Walk everyday (I should probably move that up, it's doable)
8) Continue eating well, and plan meals better for the husband (who is quitting smoking)
9) Keep better contact with friends, near and far

Cooler weather brings more energy- I wish it brought more money (but I can't let that hold me up from doing these resolutions). It's very tempting to huddle under a throw and moan about details- I have certainly done  enough of that recently.

Forward. Outward display. Inner Peace.



Monday, October 11, 2010

Caption contest throwdown!! Go vote!!

and I'm in again- but I might be out tonight...

Go vote- go vote for someone!

READ here and scroll down to vote

Monday, October 04, 2010