The Life for Me

Have I mentioned how great AWP’s Writer to Writer Mentorship Program is? If you’re a writer, you owe to yourself to learn more about it: bit.ly/AWPw2w.  #AWPW2W  #awpmentorship   Poet’s Life There was talk about submission fees journals     online vs. print contests and publication $25    7 hours of work. Unspoken was the years in … Continue reading The Life for Me

For All We Know

Stories, stories everywhere. Especially here.     This   Everything catches my eye: spent blossoms of blue plumbago in a small tidy heap vivid beneath grass-green leaves and its whip-like stems a man, stopped mid-stride on a sidewalk, debating with air the time and its demons, ragged clothing aflap on his livewire frame Nostalgic for … Continue reading For All We Know

Necessary Magic

I love found poems. They illustrate best the idea that poetry is everywhere in everyday interactions. I’ve “found” the following poem in the Bomb Magazine article, Trust Poetry: Ada Limón Interviewed by Lauren LeBlanc.   Necessary Magic after Ada Limón the world needs us poets we griots and prophets sons and daughters all amalgams of … Continue reading Necessary Magic