I’m excited to help spread the word about the Missouri Haiku Project, an initiative by Maryfrances Wagner, the poet laureate of Missouri. Maryfrances is accepting haiku from poets across the state to share on social media and in public venues. Many poets and teachers are offering workshops as well. The project runs until May ofContinue reading “Support the Missouri Haiku Project”
Category Archives: writing
Making Room for New Words
While the details are still in progress, I’m excited to announce that I plan to release two new chapbooks in 2023! One will be a self-published collection of free verse, and the other will be my first haiku collection published by Cuttlefish Books, a small press out of my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Both chapbooksContinue reading “Making Room for New Words”
Notes on creativity and community
Today, I had the honor of serving as a guest lecturer in my friend D’Arcy Randall’s poetry class at the University of Texas. D’Arcy asked me to address my editorial work, my efforts at Borderlands, and my own writing. When I thought about how I balance those, and how each feeds my creative life inContinue reading “Notes on creativity and community”
Register for Poetry March Madness 2015
March Madness is all about elimination. The competition winnows out teams one by one until only the best of the best remains. The games are thrilling and sometimes heartbreaking, but it’s the quick elimination of the weaker teams that ratchets up the competitive drama. Many poets struggle with revising their poems, especially when they haveContinue reading “Register for Poetry March Madness 2015”
Frontera Fest Special!
Last month, I had a one-act play I’d written produced as part of Frontera Fest, a local theatre event. It was quite an event, and even if we don’t make Best of the Fest next week, I’ll be very happy with how things went. But that’s the subject of a longer post for later. ForContinue reading “Frontera Fest Special!”
Pulitzer Remix, Weeks 3 and 4.
April has been a busy month, with little time for blogging. So I slacked off on linking to the Pulitzer Remix poems. But it’s the last night of this project, so time for one more roundup! April 15th: “Stranger” April 16th: “Break Free” April 17th: “Open Window” April 18th: “Ennui” April 19th: “It’s not beingContinue reading “Pulitzer Remix, Weeks 3 and 4.”
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, Days 13-27
Yep, I skipped an entire week of reporting. Blame real life getting in the way of blogging. But I’ve had a fun two weeks. There are some days when I feel drained at the prospect of writing an audience-ready poem before midnight. But I’m still having a great time, and I love getting to knowContinue reading “30/30 Project, Days 13-27”
30/30, Days 6-12
How are we nearly halfway through January already? That means I’m nearly done with the 30/30 Project. This week was a little tougher than the first one, but I’m still having a great time. And I’m definitely still enjoying the work of my fellow participants. Katerina Stoykova-Klemer read a selection of our poems on herContinue reading “30/30, Days 6-12”
And we have pre-order!
That’s right! We’re Smaller Than We Think We Are is now available for pre-order. Finishing Line Press is offering a shipping discount for anyone who reserves a copy between now and February 27th. I’ve spent today pretty much just bouncing off the walls. If I’m this excited now, I can only imagine how hyper I’ll beContinue reading “And we have pre-order!”