Poetry

 

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My poetry appears in a number of journals and anthologies. I have also had poems featured on The Writer’s Almanac website and podcast. The poems are at the end of the podcast if you want to fast-forward through the news part and a text version of each poem is also posted online. They have published one serious poem, “Shame,” and two that have the tongue at least partially in the cheek – “Who Shows Up at My Poetry Reading” and “Somewhat Optimistic Horoscopes.” I was also asked to record myself reading some of those poems for their YouTube channel.


My poetry project for 2014 was a daily writing practice that I titled Writing the Day. There were 365 poems in the invented ronka form that year and the poems continue on more of a weekly basis now.


POETS ONLINE is my online monthly e-zine that offers writing prompts and is a kind of workshop and poetic inspiration with the opportunity to try writing and submitting a poem to the monthly writing prompt. I have been doing the site since 1998. The site now has more than a hundred prompts and an archive of more than a thousand poems.

The companion blog to Poets Online offers regular information on workshops, festivals, news of poets and poetry and a place for your comments.

Poets Online is quite social: