Hello friends -- Hope April has treated you well and that May is even kinder. We're experiencing a cold snap here, which made me think I should write a poem about a spring chill. What are you thinking about these days? I know I am behind the times sometimes but I came across something from 2013 that is as pertinent today -- it's "George Saunders's Advice to Graduates" by Joel Lovell in The New York Times from July 31, 2013. (And I'm not just saying you should read it … [Read more...]
Archives for April 2017
What’s up? What’s down?
Hello Friends. It’s been a quiet week for me – how about for you? Here are some links you may like. Solace in So Many Words contributor Elizabeth Kerlikowske and other poets has teamed up with artists to create The Alchemy Initiative: A Suite of Monlogues. SISMW contributor Patty Somlo has a nonfiction piece ("Home at the Beach") in Peacock Journal. Have you heard of The Poeming Pigeon? I got an email that the next issue will focus on love and submissions will be … [Read more...]
Calling Chicago area poets
Hello friend. If you are a Chicago area poet you may want to check your files and see whether you have any writing on the environment. That 's because Woman Made Gallery (WMG) has a call for poems on this subject. The submission deadline is April 28 and the reading is June 11. Here are the specifics, reported verbatim: "Call for Poetry: Woman Made Gallery Literary Series Deadline: Friday, April 28 at 11:59 pm Theme: ENVIRONMENTS Reading: Sunday, June 11, 2017, … [Read more...]
Prompts and ponies
Hey there -- it's Poetry Month! Are you looking for inspiration? Consider these sites that will help if you have writer's block. Karen Craigo's Better View of the Moon has been featuring prompts all month; when it is not Poetry Month, Karen writes about other topics of interest to writers. Marty McConnell's Fierce Voice, which features specific prompts throughout the year. Sign up for the mailing list and inspiration will be sent right to your mailbox. If you are … [Read more...]