My thanks to Catherine Lu for creating a beautiful radio piece about my poetry to close out National Poetry Month at Houston Public Media. You can hear the story here. It’s part of a month-long series about Houston poets called Voices & Visions.
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has gained momentum over the past decade, and a number of best-selling novels–Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern– began in this veritable boot camp for writers. The appeal lies in the short intense nature of the project, with the product being a 50,000 word firstContinue reading “Writing, Promptly”
The art installation “Unwoven Light” by Soo Sunny Park is currently on display in the Rice Gallery at Rice University. The combination of chain link fencing and colorful plexiglass converts the space into a kaleidoscopic wonderland. The exhibit will continue until August 30, 2013.
I “discovered” the artist Dan-ah Kim through the writers’ blog, NewPages. Although it seemed surprising to me at first, as I studied Kim’s art, the pairing made perfect sense. Every picture I studied seemed to evoke a whole mythology around it. The more I stared, the more story emerged. I am struck with the personalContinue reading “Finding the My in Mythology”
Every writer gets stuck on occasion. When that happens, there’s hope. Check out the Writer Igniter app on the DIY MFA website. The program shuffles an e-deck of cards and provides you with a character, a situation, a prop, and a setting. You take it from there, imagination not included! The DIY MFA concept isContinue reading “Igniters for Writers”
If you’re trying to write a poem a day this April, here is a list of people providing writing prompts for the occasion: The official NaPoWriMo Headquarters (Maureen Thorson) The Best American Poetry blog Robert Lee Brewer lists a daily prompts at Poetic Asides More than 30 ideas can be found at Redactions Poetry and Poetics KelliContinue reading “Resources for NaPoWriMo 2012”
Although I don’t do it as much as I used to, I still love writing in cafes. I enjoyed this story from Web Urbanist on cafes around the world with uber cool design. Pictured here is the East Beach Cafe in Littlehampton, UK. Check out the other dozen here.
Here’s a list of blogs that are offering up poetry prompts for NaPoWriMo 2011. It’s short so please share with me links to other poetry prompts for the cruelest month. Big Tent Poetry (Carolee, Deb, and Jill) Kelli Russell Agodon NaPoWriMo (Maureen Thorsen) Poetic Asides (Robert Lee Brewer) Writer’s Island
National Poetry Month begins today, April 1st, 2011. At Writers in the Schools (WITS) we send out an email with a child’s poem every day for the month. Find out about that and other poetry offerings here. If you are truly brave and want to WRITE a poem a day this April, consider participating in NaPoWriMo. Don’tContinue reading “Happy National Poetry Month 2011!”
Feeling anxious staring at the blank page? Check out the great writing prompt at Big Tent Poetry this week. Click here to join the fun in the Circus Big Top.
I’ve been keeping busy trying to write to Cy Twombly art. I thought I’d post the painting of the day here. Please feel free to write along with me. My rough drafts will be on my Poem a Day blog, Rogue Notes.
National Poetry Month begins tomorrow, April 1st, 2010. At Writers in the Schools (WITS) we send out an email with a child’s poem every day for the month. Find out about that and other poetry offerings here. If you are truly brave and want to WRITE a poem a day this April, consider participating inContinue reading “A Poem a Day”
Tomorrow is Pearl’s 100th day of school, a big holiday in Kindergarten, I am realizing. She wrote a 100 word poem for the 100 Museum, and I’m going to do one too, although it won’t get to be in any museum. If you’d like join us–and I hope you will–please leave a link in theContinue reading “Open 100: The 100 Word Poem”
Here's a fun sounding exercise from Read Write Poem. It's by Bruce Covey. Let us know if you give it a try! X=13, Y=21 Where there are coins, there’s matter, A narrow strip of over 700,000 in this province. Today the birds are green and the roofs are woven Of string. You pick the spot,Continue reading “DIY Dream Poem”
Another amazing edition of EOAGH has been posted, and it's huge and, as I said, amazing! Here's one by the poet Robyn Art. Please hustle on over and see the rest! [Theories of Colony Collapse Disorder] 1.Because the river is full of holes. 2. Because his hands. 3. Because those were the pearls thatContinue reading “EOAGH 5: The Mega Mega Edition”