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Writing at the Beach

There’s something about a beach that changes us.  We “un-lax” as opposed to relax, letting go of all but the most basic elements of our lives.  We wake, eat, sleep, walk the beach, go in the water (if it’s not … Continue reading

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Writing Resources

Recently, I was asked if I could provide some resources for poetry and for writing generally.  Rather than create a document to share, I thought I’d return to my blog and begin a thread for writing resources, with reason(s) for selecting … Continue reading

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Revision

While NaNoWriMo is the 10% process of spilling your words on the page, revision is the 90% that comes after.  If we spend November on our first drafts, (optimistically finishing the first drafts of our novels) we will be confronted in … Continue reading

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Two weeks into withdrawal

Having finished the 30/30 project officially on Aug. 30, I’ve had two weeks to decompress from the intense “one a day” poem effort.  That said, as part of my determination to engage in more generative work than I have in … Continue reading

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September opportunity for poets

As Tupelo Press’ 30/30 project winds down this week, I’ve been keeping up with the generative work process of writing a poem a day. I focused on time this month–how it’s rigid and flexible at the same time, how we perceive it, and … Continue reading

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Last week of the 30/30 project

The month has flown by and we are now in the last week of the 30/30 project and I miss it already.  I have no idea where it’s all leading, but I find the camaraderie and the deadline and the pressure … Continue reading

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30/30 project: it begins!

Well, we’re off and running.  One month, a poem a day (not sure if we’ll stop at 30 or go on to 31).  I’m about to send in my first poem and I’ve decided to try to write a series … Continue reading

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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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