For three years in a row around New Year’s Day, I wrote a list of writing goals. These kept me motivated and putting that info out into the world also made me feel held accountable. “Yes, I WILL write 50 poems this year because someone will know if I don’t!” I didn’t write out any… More 2016 Goal: Get Rejected More
The other day on Facebook, I noticed another writer post something along the lines that they were done reading for the year; now was the time to write. A few years ago, I worked through Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, a 12 week program to getting connected again with your artist self. It was extremely helpful to… More Quit reading
New work up at The Journal here and here.
New poem up at Cider Press Review here. ~ My full-length collection, Swallow, was most recently a finalist for the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Finalist means it got into the hands of the judges, which means it was actually close to winning. Endgame is always get that book into the hands of the judges. So… More Writing Happies
Someone asked me a while back to write something about the Sewanee Writers’ Conference I attended in July of this year. It’s been hard for me to put into words a response to that, but I might have one now. Every morning, I walked half a mile to the inn to eat breakfast with writers (fiction and… More Post-Sewanee
“Twice Flush had done his utmost to kill his enemy; twice he had failed. And why had he failed, he asked himself? Because he loved Miss Barrett. Looking up at her from under his eyebrows as she lay, severe and silent on the sofa, he knew that he must love her forever. Things are not… More In honor of National Dog Day, some poets and their dogs
Come check out me and any of the other fabulous writers who will be reading at the Reading Tent set up on Cooper Ave. for the Mid-South Book Festival. 9:30am – Elaine Scudder-Walters 10:00am – Lonette Robertson 10:25am – Betsy Phillips 10:50am – Harrison Scott Key 11:15am – Sandy Longhorn 11:40am- Eric McQuade 12:05pm – Courtney… More Where I’ll Be: Mid-South Book Fest Reading Tent & Student Writer Workshop