Long time no write. I can’t exactly say what productive thing I did do in the past two to three weeks but it has not been writing in this space. What I know about SEO (search engine optimization) could fill a thimble. I noticed my posts would not show up in Google until weeks after I uploaded them. Turns out my site failed the mobile-friendly test. I found this out when I had to renewed my domain. Thanks to Ilsa Brink, my site now has a new WordPress theme that should … [Read more...]
Happy Labor Day
Hello there! It'll be just a short post today as I don't think anyone is thinking too much about writing. It's the beginning of a long weekend, the last one of summer. Already in Chicago the nights are chilly, and yesterday I saw geese fly overhead. I wonder whether this means our upcoming winter will be a fierce one. Congrats to Solace in So Many Words contributor Elizabeth Kerlikowske; the Michigan poet was just awarded the Community Medal of Arts by the Arts Council of … [Read more...]
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...]
Hey there – it has been a long time, I know. Here's some stuff I found interesting. In addition to being a gifted writer David Abrams is generous. His blog site The Quivering Pen is worth investigating. Self-described as a book evangelist, he is always featuring recent books and articles on writing. He is the author of Fobbit and the upcoming book, Brave Deeds. I follow David Abrams on social media. That’s where I saw his mention of this article from Esquire, "Why … [Read more...]
Lummox wants work; Trees and Math Anxiety; and Bird-watching
Howdy – How’s your April shaping up? Have you been celebrating poetry? Reading it? Writing it? I got an email from Lummox Poetry Anthology #5, which is looking for work on the theme of “ism" or "isms." Examples cited include: Alcoholism, Capitalism, Patriotism, Buddhism, Globalism, Conformism, Masochism, Regionalism, Commercialism, Pessimism, Mannerism, Egotism, Dogmatism, Realism, etc, etc. Lummox #5 is also looking for illustrations, collages, artwork of all kinds. … [Read more...]