Poetry month challenge

It's National Poetry Month! Every April I like to challenge myself to write a poem a day for 30 days. So far I have "The Errant Corgi," "God of the Canopy of Trees," "Unkissed," and "My Backyard Neighbor Miss Betty." When I find a word or phrase I like I park it for later. I... Continue Reading →

Counting Sheets

Every April I challenge myself to write a poem a day for National Poetry Month. Here is the poem I drafted on April 2. When we cleaned out her house We found lists everywhere White index cards with her loopy cursive Line after line in black ballpoint. Put in Dining Room: Blue Hurricane Vase Walnut... Continue Reading →

Street poetry: Selma at the Crossroads

  On May 1, I had the honor of reading a poem I wrote for Selma, North Carolina’s sesquicentennial. Museum volunteers held a brief Founders Day ceremony with a few costumed citizens and refreshments in a pocket park on Anderson Street. There at the podium, with modern trains and traffic in the background, I read... Continue Reading →

A Poem a Day

    Yay! My poem, “Flowers Bruise Too Easily,” and short story, “Saturday Morning Skate,” have been accepted for publication in The Virginia Writers Club Centennial Anthology. Release is targeted for VWC’s annual meeting in November 2017 to kick off the club’s 100th year in 2018. I am so happy!   It’s like plucking a... Continue Reading →

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