Pulitzer Remix, Week 2

Over at last week’s Pulitzer Remix roundup, Drew Myron asked me to describe more about the Remix rules and the composing process. And I’m happy to oblige! The two big Pulitzer Remix rules are as follows: Each poem you produce  should be created from words and phrases that appear in your Pulitzer Prize-winning source text.Continue reading “Pulitzer Remix, Week 2”

30/30 Project: Wrapping Up

The January portion of the 30/30 Project ended today. Thanks to everyone who donated as a result of our efforts. Your contributions are appreciated by press and poet alike. Final inspirations: Patti Smith albums (specifically Gung Ho and Peace and Noise), Lewis Turco’s “Paren(t)hesis” exercise in Wingbeats, Afaa Michael Weaver’s “The Bop” exercise in Wingbeats, the smell ofContinue reading “30/30 Project: Wrapping Up”

Coming in 2013: Achieve your dreams with my new workshop!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m launching a workshop series for 2013. Starting in December (to kick the new year off right), I’ll be guiding students through goal-setting, weathering setbacks, and accomplishing their creative plans. Achieve Your Dreams 2013 What are your creative dreams for 2013? Do you want to write a book? Get aContinue reading “Coming in 2013: Achieve your dreams with my new workshop!”

The Artist’s Way, Weeks 4-5

So I survived the week of no reading. It was tougher than an entire month of unprocessed food. I need reading way more than I need artificial preservatives and white flour. It was a pretty frustrating week, because my primary method of relaxation was just gone. I realize the point of the week was toContinue reading “The Artist’s Way, Weeks 4-5”

October Unprocessed: Week 1

I’m doing October Unprocessed again this year. Since I know what to expect, this year will be more about sharing what, exactly I ate, rather than recording my experiences and impressions. I used The New Moosewood Cookbook a lot this week, as most of the things in it either are or can be modified to be unprocessed,Continue reading “October Unprocessed: Week 1”

The Artist’s Way: Week 2

I finished week two of The Artist’s Way on Saturday, amidst the fun of the Georgetown Poetry Festival. The whole week was busy, between general life, working on the poetry festival, and an emergency root canal (one of the teeth damaged in my car accident a few years ago decided to start dying). I ended theContinue reading “The Artist’s Way: Week 2”

The Artist’s Way: Week One

  I’ve been hearing about The Artist’s Way ever since I moved to Austin, and saw it on the shelves on a regular basis when I worked at BookWoman. I have to admit, for the past four years, I thought it looked incredibly hokey. I knew lots of people who had done it, but I couldn’tContinue reading “The Artist’s Way: Week One”