Why I Write Poetry

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


2016 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

          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

Ready for another poetry 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!

November PAD

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