Posted in: Magical realism, magical realism poetry, poetic craft, poetry

Poetry’s wonderful world of magic and realism

Poetry’s wonderful world of magic — that’s almost redundant. Isn’t the elevated world of a poem necessarily a magical one? The magic comes from close attention –the writer’s and the reader’s — to people, beings, relationships, and things. But every poem needs specifics to ground the reader, to help a readerĀ  enter the world of the poem. Read More “Poetry’s wonderful world of magic and realism”

Posted in: book review, Femme au chapeau, poem, poetic craft, poetry, poetry about art, poetry about fathers, poetry about the ocean, poetry book, pre-order

To obtain a great cover image, try pleading “Poet in Poverty”

It was great fun to correspond with Matisse’s great grandson in order to obtain rights to use this image on the cover of my poetry collection Femme au chapeau. Happy to say it will be available as an eBook in September! Pre-order price for you is $2.99, until 9/26/16. You can go here to pre-order: […]

Posted in: Associated Writing Programs, AWP, California, environment, poetic craft, Writing, writing conferences

In My Purse Today: Writing Conferences

In my purse today: writing conferences, virtual and onsite. While the Associated Writing Programs 2014 Conference rages on in Seattle (the verb is apt), I was on a panel discussion of a wonderful online writing workshop on Facebook. I never left my comfortable chair to go through a security line and drafty airports, but I […]