Category Archives: poetry

Poetry Contests

For years, I’ve submitted to contests, fully aware of how serendipitous the results may be.  Hope, however, springs eternal, and I’ve had success over the years, even as competition increases.  Recently, I’ve been involved on the judging side of a number … Continue reading

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How to be a “Successful” Poet from a former UK Poet Laureate

  I recently came across a BBC article that shares Sir Andrew Motion’s “Top Ten Tips for being a Successful Poet” (11 October, 2014).  While this article came out a while ago, what I most like about the article is … Continue reading

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Pursuing Poetry

This past week, an instructor at my university asked me where to find some good poems.  She’s a video production teacher and she had assigned her class the task of creating a short video from a poem.  The samples they … Continue reading

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Straight Forward, A Poetry Publisher

Straight Forward, A Poetry Publisher chose to celebrate Poetry Month by asking poets a few questions for their website.  This gave us an opportunity to think about our favorite poets, living and dead, the books we can’t get out of our minds, … Continue reading

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