Category Archives: #AMWRITING

“Brine” Accepts “Origami People”

I’m excited to announce that one of my poems, Origami People, has been accepted for the The Pickling Poet’s online quarterly publication, Brine, due out in May. But wait, there’s more! With each pickle or jam purchase customers will receive a selected contributor … Continue reading

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From Soraya: Interview with Jeffery Deaver

Today I have another interview from my friend, Soraya Murillo Hernandez, from Spain. Soraya speaks Spanish, and I only speak English, so our friendship has leaned heavily on technology and Google Translate. Soraya has so many amazing interviews that I’ve … Continue reading

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Lucky Poems for Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th gets a bad rap for being unlucky. Whether you believe in it or not, it doesn’t hurt to give your luck a little boost today. Make sure you pick up coins if you see them—all coins are … Continue reading

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Pickling Poet Open for Business

Remember the Pickling Poet submission call I posted back in March? If not, you can refresh your memory here. I have it from a reliable source (their Facebook page) that they are now open for business and taking orders. I … Continue reading

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Popcorn and Poetry

Feeling like an uninspired couch potato? You can still celebrate National Poetry Month with a movie. I always think of Robin Williams in Dead Poet Society, but how about… Shakespeare in Love—This film is a fictional imagining of the endeavors … Continue reading

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Tanka Very Much, and Other Poetic Forms

If you ever feel like a plebe when discussing poetic form, you aren’t alone. As I said the other day, poems do indeed come in all shades, shapes and sizes. From the diminutive haiku, the complex pantuom to the massive … Continue reading

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Free Poetry Poster for Teachers, Bookstores and Libraries

More than 100,000 free posters will be distributed to schools, libraries, and bookstores coast to coast to help celebrate National Poetry Month 2018. All they have to do is fill out this simple form here. The 2018 National Poetry Month … Continue reading

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Inspiration from chef_rdl!

Ever feel like little things you do don’t matter? I recently got a message on Instagram that really brightened my day. Remember a few years ago when I was so excited to be losing weight and I posted this video … Continue reading

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From Soraya: Interview with Tom Monteleone

Today I have another interview from my friend, Soraya Murillo Hernandez, from Spain. Soraya speaks Spanish, and I only speak English, so our friendship has leaned heavily on technology and Google Translate. Soraya has so many incredible interviews that I’ve … Continue reading

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What’s Your Favorite Poem?

Poems, like people, come in all shades, shapes and sizes. My favorites are The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe and The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. Both are pretty common favorites, I know. Thinking about this led me to wonder what makes … Continue reading

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