A few weeks ago Robert Lee Brewer, Writer's Digest Poetry guru, put out a call for essays from poets to explain why they write poetry. The why isn't easy putting into words. And I'm not sure I even touched on the real reason. Like onions, there are layers of poetic insight and reflection. The simple … Continue reading Why I Write Poetry
It's that time of year again. The Writer's Digest PAD (poem-a-day) has begun. Fill your pockets and notebooks with metaphors and strong verbs. Write a poem every day for the month of November. When the month is over, collect your poems into a chapbook. You'll need to read the guidelines … Continue reading 2016 November PAD Chapbook Challenge
2013 NOVEMBER PAD CHAPBOOK CHALLENGE Join Writer Digest’s Robert Lee Brewer and hundreds of your closest poetry friends for another Poem-A-Day Challenge. Starting NOW!
While I continue to stumble through Submit-O-Rama (only four more days left) and MoDPo, (we are learning about the New York school of poets) I want to remind all poets that the Writers' Digest November Poem-A-Day challenge is right around the corner and everyone is invited to play. Meanwhile, feel free to use my Autumn … Continue reading November PAD