Late to the Poetry Party

  We're a week into April, designated as National Poetry Month, and I'm late to the party--the poetry party. Poets, and poets who don't know it are celebrating with Poem A Day, PAD'ing for a week. I have no excuses, only a humble poem (excuse) to offer.   The words weren't ready the feeling wasn't… Continue reading Late to the Poetry Party

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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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Braiding Words into Poems

It was at the AROHO retreat when words began to jam the inside of my head, seeking the way out, like never before. I wrote my first poem while I was in a workshop with Jillian Lauren , who taught "Writing on the Edge." Two days later I had two more poems. I thought in verse without… Continue reading Braiding Words into Poems