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Today is the 7th Annual Poetry Marathon (24 poems in 24 hours!). I’m a bit of a slacker: I only do the Half Marathon — 12 poems in 12 hours. Poets from all over the world (6 continents!), more than 500 of us!, write together. It’s one of my favorite creative endeavours! I haven’t been … Continue reading Poetry Marathon 2021 ~
This is the Summer issue of one of my favorite magazines (& not just because I have an essay in this issue, on p. 42!). It consistently features Oklahoma, in all our messy past, present & possible futures. It’s won so many awards that if my dear friend (& excellent editor) Carla Walker wore them … Continue reading Hope is the thing ~
Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt almost wrote the poem by itself. That’s perhaps the best thing about prompts: they somehow tap in to images/ experiences/ memories et al that otherwise might remain subterranean. Here’s the prompt: “Imagine a window looking into a place or onto a particular scene. It could be your childhood neighbor’s workshop, or a … Continue reading In the rear view window ~NaPoWriMo day 29
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