I was presented with the following twitter challenge. A literary magazine invited me by name to submit. I don’t know whether to be flattered or bemused by their recruitment strategy. (Was my name pulled by random from a hat of poets?) But it effectively drew my attention. Rattle Magazine @RattleMag Publishing #poetry you can actually … More #FavPo: If China
Tonight the dealer is you. Which of these images would you prefer to see as a book cover?
If you’re a fan of lesbian writers (and I am!) it’s a party with a celebrity guest list. If you’re a writer (that too!) it’s an opportunity to network, to swap tips, conversation and spit (wait no, that’s a different party) with your sheroes. … More Lesbianic Authors in Portland OR July 9-13
“When I try to describe myself to God I say, ‘Lord, remember me? Black? Female? Six-foot tall? The writer?’ And I almost always get God’s attention.” –Maya Angelou I woke up this morning to the news that Maya Angelou was dead. As ever when someone dies, I am torn between hungers: what to write? To … More Maya Angelou, rest in peace and STILL RISE forever
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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 say “this page doesn’t exist” and yet here you are. I could wax philosophic on the contradictions (as I know I will and I know you will now too) but I should be writing something less navel-gazing. In fact, I should be writing, or already have written, the thing you came here to see. … More This page doesn’t exist