“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
Chapbooks can make themes or images seem claustrophobic. There’s little room to get out. It is good, then, to have something that sucks our breath out and drives us for air once we’re done gasping along the pages. Check out the rest of this interview on my chapbook, Philomela, up at Speaking of Marvels!
After some wonderful folks donated and a manuscript editing job came in for the exact amount I needed to cover the rest, all of the stars have aligned to make attending the 2015 Sewanee Writers’ Conference a possibility. I head down tomorrow morning as a Tennessee Williams Scholar. WOO HOO! I’m super excited to spend 12… More Heading off to Sewanee Writers’ Conference!
After reading this post a long while ago, I’ve been thinking a lot about my own submission habits and how they have developed. I used to be a diehard submitter. I submitted pretty much as soon as I had new work, and since I was in graduate school, I was generating new work all the… More Submit like a Man
As of late, I’ve gotten super into pantoums. The pantoum is a poem of any length composed of four-line stanzas where in each stanza, the second and fourth lines serve as the first and third lines of the next stanza. I’ve been using four line stanzas using the repeating pattern ABCD BEDF EGFH GCHA (or GAHC). I’m a… More Process: The pantoum
I, along with a stellar group of presenting authors, will be reading, meeting with folks, and hosting workshops for adult and student writers. Expect to see me on Sunday holding down with some great student writers on how to modernize and adapt myths, fairy tales, tall tales, and legends into poems and essays.