I’ve been delighted to be involved in so many indie projects, reading series, small presses and writing conferences. Sadly the reality is that many of them cannot afford to pay writers or presenters or staff. … More Indiegogo for gogoing to Poetry conference next week
I wrote and performed the following poems March 13th, 2014 at the Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic @ Cover to Cover Books , Vancouver WA. I’ve had the pleasure of being a featured reader at past events and am included in the first athology of Ghost Town Poems. Special thanks to Vancouver Poet Laureate, Christopher Luna … More two poems for my infant grandson
I think it’s safe to write that my daughter-in-law is expecting. Anyone who doesn’t already know (or whom she may not wish to know for perfectly reasonable reasons of her own) is probably not a regular reader of this blog. So I can tell you, dear readers, I feel excited about this new family member. … More More Grandbaby Stories: The Pressure of Names and Second Chances
I forced myself out of the house. I went to the first Friday Art Walk to one building (the Ford Building/Division and 11th) in one block of the city which is teeming with art and poetry. I sculpted a mask-trio wall-hanging. The smell of the wet clay in my hands was so amazing, I didn’t … More A slice of my day and a Shelley poem about joy that isn’t
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned. –Edna St. Vincent Millay I was struck by the recent* school shooting to create an archive of occasional poems because the occasion of unfathomable collective grief is as predictable an event these days as any national holiday. I wanted to write poetry about … More Grief and Poetry: I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
Writer’s block is a condition, primarily associated with writing as a profession, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work. The condition varies widely in intensity. It can be trivial, a temporary difficulty in dealing with the task at hand. At the other extreme, some “blocked” writers have been unable to work for years … More Wikipedia on writer’s block
Random useless thoughts: Life is noisy and uncomfortable. Why not work? Why work? “Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” ― John Keats, Letters of John Keats “That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac … More Arguments on depression and/or writing