Eating Poetry: An example of a surrealist poem

Surrealist poetry: have you ever looked to your dreams for a source of inspiration? Or maybe you have a vivid imagination and include both reality and your subconscious to stimulate your writing. While there are many techniques to access your subconscious mind, my favorite is to wake early and start writing without letting the pen… Continue reading Eating Poetry: An example of a surrealist poem

Gifts for Poets and Writers

Poetry gifts can be personalized by the types of poetry forms the aspiring poet loves. Whether it’s short-form, sonnets, or free verse, there are many personalized gifts to choose. And while many writers say no more blank journals. I still include a beautiful blank journal in this ten gifts for a poet article. A blank… Continue reading Gifts for Poets and Writers

Goblin Market- A Victorian Poem by Christina Rossetti

This is a small excerpt from Victorian poet Christina Rossetti’s epic poem Goblin Market. You can find the whole text online. I used this poem as an example in my essay on food in poetry. This is a fun poem to read aloud the alliteration, assonance, rhyme, and visual feast. “Come buy our orchard fruits,… Continue reading Goblin Market- A Victorian Poem by Christina Rossetti

Gifts for Creative Writers

If your gift list includes a writer or a poet,  it’s easy to buy a gift card for a local or online bookseller. But by thinking creatively, you can let the creative writer know you support and believe in their creative writing ambitions. 1. Look for creative writing courses online and in the creative writer’s community.… Continue reading Gifts for Creative Writers

writing path

how has your writing path changed?

None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime.  Gail Godwin Your writing path. My office file cabinet has been on my must-do list to declutter for the last couple of years. When it became harder to close the drawers, I started tackling it in bits and… Continue reading writing path

a word after a word

A word after a word after a word is power.” Margaret Atwood I’ve been contemplating taking a writing course this summer, something to inspire me to get back to a more regular writing practice or maybe look for a weekend writing conference, now that the country is opening up again. The weekly blog post helps,… Continue reading a word after a word

Finding writing inspiration this summer

Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” —Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty I love magazines, but I tend to hoard stacks and stacks of them until, even for me, it’s too much, and I force myself to donate or recycle. That happened yesterday, my deep woven basket that holds… Continue reading Finding writing inspiration this summer


Consider the alliance– ships and plants The take-for-granted bloom of our roadsides Queen Anne’s Lace Black-Eyed Susans rode the sea ‘Specimens graciously passed between warring fleets’ And when an old boat rots ashore itself once living plant it sprouts Lorine Niedecker I love the simplicity of this poem, like an observation the poet might have… Continue reading Consider…