Last night, my husband and I attended a convivial gathering of local poets, many of whom read aloud their original poems after a couple hours of consuming delicious food and engaging in friendly… Read more 17 JANUARY 2016 →
1) UNFURL YOUR TONGUE. 2) NOT TOO QUIETLY. 3) MOSTLY WITH WONDER. This is my poet’s version of author/lecturer Michael Pollan‘s advice to anyone who is seeking a sustainable, healthy diet: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” (see the PBS documentary based on his book, In Defense of Food) To anyone seeking a sustainable, healthy vocation as a poet, I advise: 1) Unfurl your tongue — Pay attention to your own physical voice canal, and also to your own “on-mother’s-knee” birthright language. Exult in your natural human metaphors, in… Read more 7 JANUARY 2016 →
Today I put some finishing touches on the poetry manuscript I will submit tomorrow to the fourth annual Frost Place Chapbook Competition sponsored by Bull City Press.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!