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FREE FLARF ON POETRYNOOK

Pre-pandemic I was sharing a poem every week on Poetry Nook. This is a great free weekly contest for poets where you can win cash prizes (I have a few times), get a Pushcart Prize nomination (I have once) and … Continue reading

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POET CHALLENGE: “BERET FULL OF QUESTIONS” CANZONET

On yesterday’s Cake & Hyperbull, Amy Zoellers randomly picked a poetry challenge from her copy of A Poet’s Glossary by Edward Hirsch. This last month it was Flarf, and we shared our Flarf creations live. What do I think of … Continue reading

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CAKE & HYPERBULL: WORKING WITH FLARF

Amy Zoellers and I are back again with more poetry. This month we will interview each other, discuss new projects coming up and share our Flarf poetry challenge. Yes, Flarf—not a typo. What is Flarf? According to Wiki, Flarf poetry was … Continue reading

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I WROTE MY FIRST FLARF

Things I never thought I’d say: I wrote my first Flarf for this weekend’s Cake & Hyperbull! Let me translate. This weekend will be another Cake & Hyperbull poetry show with Amy Zoellers and I. We have set ourselves a … Continue reading

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BLESS THE PAGE TURNERS

Statue haiku… statue-ku… stat-ku? These are the thoughts that keep me awake at night. This is my first statue-ku for a fun side project I’m working on. In case you can’t read it in the photo, the haiku is a … Continue reading

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THREE WINS+ IN MISSOURI WRITERS GUILD AWARDS

From the Missouri Writers Guild’s 2021 President’s Writers Contest—So excited to be awarded a first place in Best Short Story with “Skin Dowdy” from Black Cranes (yes, the same Black Cranes that is a Shirley Jackson Awards finalist!) I was … Continue reading

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PASS THE BUCKS: HWA SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS OPEN

Looking for some funding to further your writing career? There are many resources available from Horror Writers Association to support horror creatives and HWA membership is not required. It’s like stimulus for creatives but act now. The deadline to apply … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING 11 YEARS OF THIS BLOG

Eleven years ago today I began this blog on June 23, 2010. Originally called Dandilyon Fluff, my first post was a farewell to my motorcycle. I had just sold it and my 1968 Airstream camper so I could move to … Continue reading

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POETRY EXPERIMENT: SACRILUCIOUS

One new word, two videos and three Instagram creators have been colliding around in my brain for a few weeks now until this morning when it all came together. I love the challenge of the strict syllable count so I kept that but instead of 5-7-5 I went with 12-13-6. Why? Ask the muse. Continue reading

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IRON WRITERS CLOSES TOMORROW

Tomorrow will be the last day to get those flash fiction pieces up at the Iron Writer’s page. We have some excellent entries already. It is so cool to see how different writers treat the same prompts. The rules are … Continue reading

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