Open 48: Death and Shoes (Stolen from Linda Jacobs)

I like this writing exercise by Linda Jacobs so much that I’ve stolen it. Well, provided a link to it anyway.  Check out her idea of writing about death and shoes on the blog, Totally Optional Prompts. I think it’s a keeper. If you give this one a try, let us know. And you getContinue reading “Open 48: Death and Shoes (Stolen from Linda Jacobs)”

New at Delirious Hem

This month Delirious Hem has launched a forum on feminism. Some of the most exciting female poets I know are digging into the question: What does a feminist [poet] look like?  They are adding to the conversation all month long. Want to join in?

NaPoWriMo: Are You In?

I am! I'm taking a break from blogging for the month of April to focus on my poetry. While I'm away, feel free to follow me on: my NaPoWriMo poetry blog twitter facebook I will still sponsor the 2nd annual Blog Reader Appreciation Day on April 16th. More on that event coming soon.

50 Days of PoetryPolitic

For the last weeks of the U.S. election madness, Wave Books rolls out a 50 day blog, PoetryPolitic. Here's the official announcement: From September 15th through November 4th, PoetryPolitic will be offering a spectrum of critical and imaginative thinking, through poems, audio and video recordings, essays, interviews and manifestos, by which we — as citizensContinue reading “50 Days of PoetryPolitic”


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Check out the great new issue of WOMB.  It’s online and at your ready.  The writers/artists featured in this issue are: Kelli Russell Agodon Nicole Cooley Kate Greenstreet Luisa A. Igloria Eve Rifkah Jennifer Karmin Nicki Hastie Raina León Alexis Pauline Gumbs Arlene Biala Nava Fader C Mehrl Bennett Laura Goldstein Jill Alexander Essbaum KristenContinue reading “Womb”