Tag Archive: Poetry Month

Apr
10

Prompts and ponies

Toy horse © Ellen Wade Beals, 2014

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 …

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Apr
05

News on SISMW contributors and friends & calls for submissions

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Hello. Hope your Spring has sprung. Here in Chicago we have not quite gotten to warm weather yet. And the news seems to be that other areas of the country have also experienced a return to winter. I guess we should expect April to be harsh for as T. S. Eliot told us: “April is …

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Apr
30

T. C. Boyle and a poem

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Howdy-do friends.  May tomorrow! May tomorrow bring you happiness. Solace in So Many Words has many fine contributors but not many have made the best-seller list yet, that is, except for T. C. Boyle. His  latest book The Harder They Come is  #3 on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List. (BTW, it makes a great …

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Apr
01

April 1: Fourteen Ways of Looking at a Daffodil

The face of the daffodil © Ellen Wade Beals, 2014

It’s April Fools Day (so beware) and it’s the first day of Poetry Month. To commemorate the two, I have mashed up two well-known poems (William Wordworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” and Wallace Steven’s “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird) with some of my own words to create a daffy poem. Fourteen …

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