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Poetry on Wednesdays-Political Poetry

Remember high school English classes? That was my first introduction to poetry. Old poets. Lot's of 'thee's and thou's," and too much Old English stuff. I was a studious person, more logical than emotional, so many poems went over my head. That was until I went to college, in the mid '70's. It was an eyeopener when… Continue reading Poetry on Wednesdays-Political Poetry

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Poetry on Wednesday: Haiku

  Today is Poetry on Wednesday (POW) day. Last week I mentioned Poetry Month and how I'd contribute to the celebration of words. Because I just learned how a Haiku is structured, by terrific instructor Sonya Sones, I decided to do a Haiku for POW day. Traditional Japanese Haiku not only have 17 syllables, they must… Continue reading Poetry on Wednesday: Haiku

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Poetry Love

  Many of you know that April is National Poetry Month. It's a 'newbie' month, at only 18 years old. Everywhere I turn there's a 'challenge' of some kind: Poem A Day, NaPoWriMo, Poetic Form Challenge...okay, I'll stop now. There's even a Poem in a Pocket Day on April 24th. This one looks like a… Continue reading Poetry Love

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Writers Conference as an Investment

    Several times I've heard the advice about attending writing conferences. I'd love to attend several in a year, but most people can only afford one every twelve months.  This morning I'm on my way to LAX, with my writing sisters, to Seattle. The four of us will attend the Association of Writers and… Continue reading Writers Conference as an Investment