Category: #AMWRITING

  • HATLESS, BRUISED BUT BACK

    “The past few months changed me. After I came out of the week long COVID fever I was convinced I had been “rewired” and that feeling hasn’t left.”

  • FUMES AT THE FINISH LINE

    Novel done, but now begins the next phase: editing to ∞. For now, I have had the immense pleasure of writing THE END.

  • WIP HALFWAY THERE

    Right now if I stay on a 2,500 word daily goal I’ll still finish on time. I’ll do what it takes to get it done.

  • INUJINI, SHOOTING, COVID UPDATE

    There have been quite a few distractions the past two weeks, but I’ve managed to cut through them so I can return to Inujini.

  • FREE FLARF ON POETRYNOOK

    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 just out there in the poetry community. There are quite a few award winning poets […]

  • POET CHALLENGE: “BERET FULL OF QUESTIONS” CANZONET

    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 Flarf? I love it. The idea of using Google to mine poetry appeals to me. […]

  • 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 an avant-garde poetry movement of the early 21st century. The term Flarf was coined by the poet Gary Sullivan, […]

  • 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 challenge to try new poetry styles, and this month we will be playing with “Flarf.” […]

  • 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 tribute to the most important person in any writer’s world—the reader. So, if you are […]

  • THREE WINS+ IN MISSOURI WRITERS GUILD AWARDS

    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 awarded a first place for my nonfiction interview “Potter Magic: Guiding Libraries in Pandemic Times” […]