Really thrilled to see my poem, “Song of the Mountaintop, Removed,” in New Verse News today. Can’t help but think it’s an appropriate poem for Good Friday. It’s illustrated by ilovemountains.org–an excellent resource.
Yes, I am going to write 30 poems in 30 days! These I’ll share with friends in a closed group. They’re drafts. Anything that still looks promising after the end of the month I’ll revise and share.
It’s great to have my poem, “Forewarned” published in the Eunoia Review today! Thank you to editor Ian Chung. This is another confessional poem from me. As a former diarist, I naturally take to this form. I postponed my career as a writer/poet because of my discomfort with revealing my life, my feelings, my experiences….
How many drafts is it? At least seventeen. Then I came upon this bit by Ai, who thought “first person voice was always the stronger voice to use when writing.” At what we’ll call the eighteenth draft I shifted to first person. And everything fell into place. Yes, that’s it. Thank you, Ai.
So honored to have my nonfiction work published by Peacock Journal. Thank you to editors Bill Landry and Kate Fitzpatrick! I love the art they selected to accompany it. Look for it here.