Years ago, I posted a link to Bernadette Mayer’s poem Very Strong February. I was first introduced to Mayer’s work at Goddard. My advisor suggested that I include Midwinter Day in my book list. At the time, I was struggling to get through Gertrude Stein’s experimental book, Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms. The book is… Continue reading Submitting experimental writing
Every creative writer will tell you…there is no money in poetry…but there is money, publication and the possibility to get your finest work seen by your poetic community. If you’re going to enter and ultimately win or place in a poetry contest you need to follow some simple rules. Do your research, is it a legitimate press, a… Continue reading 7 Tips for Poetry Contest Success
If you know what you are going to write when you’re writing a poem, it’s going to be average”Derek Walcott When I write a poem it usually starts with an image I can’t get out of my head. It might be a small thing a postcard I find at a flea market that reads “will… Continue reading Writing Poetry and a Poetry Contest Warning.
One of the most feared expressions in modern times is “The computer is down.”~ Norman Augustine Yesterday, I had what I thought was a major computer problem, but instead it was very minor…my modem somehow got unplugged. The panic I felt when the Internet was not available scared me a little bit. I do most… Continue reading The Most Feared Expression