#Bookreview: Doll God

My Review Doll God, Luanne Castle’s award-winning debut poetry collection, can best be described in terms of the water imagery that appears throughout. Some poems lap at the lakeshore of sensory experience, while others plumb the ocean depths of metaphor. A prominent theme in the collection is the nature of artistic inspiration, in all its … Continue reading #Bookreview: Doll God

Vaccination Day Tanka

Vaccination Day Tanka perched on mother's lap two children unsuspecting needle pricks to scar tiny tabletop, wire-back chairs root beer floats a mother's love ♦       ♦       ♦ This tanka is another first, of sorts, because I let the form of the poem dictate the content. The impetus for writing about this experience was the day … Continue reading Vaccination Day Tanka

Another Poetry First: Tanka

I have been blogging for three years, and one unexpected result from following other bloggers has been the inspiration (and the courage!) to try new forms of creative expression. Here is what I have so far: A Video First: "Cape Elizabeth: 1962" (Video Poetry) A Fiction First: "Beware the Ides of September" (Ghost Story) Finding … Continue reading Another Poetry First: Tanka

A Video First: “Cape Elizabeth: 1962”

I recently joined an online forum for writers and visual artists sponsored by The Woven Tale Press. One of the members shared a short video she'd made to promote one of her short stories. Her video turned out well, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I wrote "Cape Elizabeth: 1962" years ago, but … Continue reading A Video First: “Cape Elizabeth: 1962”