I am the guest expert on The Education Game podcast this week and got to talk with Matt Barnes and Scott Van Beck about writing, student-centered education, Writers in the Schools (WITS), and parenting. It was great fun! We talked about texting, journaling, how to get kids to love reading, and even my new book… Continue reading The Education Game
Backlash Books has revealed the cover design for my new book of poetry, Into The The. I’m so grateful and excited about this!
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 first… Continue 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 personal… Continue 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 is… Continue 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 Kelli… Continue 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’t… Continue 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 in… Continue 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 the… Continue reading Open 100: The 100 Word Poem