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

Adelaide Authors: PIVOT

Debbie Richard is a fellow author published by Adelaide Books, New York. She graciously provided me with some photographs to personalize this review. My Review: Debbie Richard’s poetry collection PIVOT takes as its theme those human moments of recognition that come from connection to place, the passage of time, loss, regret, joy, and renewal--and in … Continue reading Adelaide Authors: PIVOT

I’m Not a Poet & I Know It

The oddest thing happened this week. I was reading an essay on flash fiction in Rose Metal Press's Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction when I was hit with the sudden urge to write a poem about the smell of creosote. I resisted the urge at first--the time was getting on to midnight--but I quickly … Continue reading I’m Not a Poet & I Know It