RUMORS SECRETS & LIES

RUMORS SECRETS & LIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rumors, Secrets, & Lies: Poems about Pregnancy, Abortion, & Choice Edited by Carol Lynne Knight and Kristine Snodgrass Available Oct. 26, 2022 ISBN – 978-1-934695-79-1 LOC# – 2022943708 Format: 10” X 10” perfect bound  • 130 pages • $30...
Managing Expectations within The Honesty of the Room

Managing Expectations within The Honesty of the Room

Have you ever done something as you planned and prepared for it, received well-intentioned compliments, and only felt terrible afterward? Well, it’s over: Thursday’s Zoom reading in which I read new material next to some amazing poets that shattered me temporarily...

Craft Talk Video is Online

I was listening to the January 25 The Poet Salon podcast with hosts Gabrielle Bates, Luther Hughes, and Dujie Tahat and their guest Ada Limón. They discussed the virtues of poetic “play,” among other wonderful topics. The play topic stuck out for me because the craft...

Poetry & Timing & Luck & Stars & Gratitude

A dear friend still wants me to tell her the time I was born so that she can do my reading. I hate to avoid the question, but I avoid all things hocus-pocus. This is weird for a life-long relatively devout Catholic to say, I know. Hocus-pocus is essential to our...

Starting with a Line from Patti Smith

(The Year of the Monkey, Bloomsbury Pub.) In the center of February — or was it March? I cannot tell from this vantage point, but it was the middle point of a month, a segment of time that can seem rather long depending on what you are waiting for: an exam result, a...