and…we’re back. Ready,set, April!

I couldn’t have asked for a better week of vacation. Along with the sunny weather and most excellent company, I had hours to read and write and think, a definite luxury. I wrote a lot of what I can only call fragments – not poems, not stories, just little chunks of text that I am looking forward to reading back and manipulating into something recognizable. I was absolutely blown away reading Dean Young’s Fall Higher, so much so that I read it at least three times and even wrote a cento using the first lines of Young’s poems.


And tomorrow begins National Poetry Month! If you haven’t already done so, head on over to this previous post and leave a comment to win some poetry books from me. I will NOT be attempting poem-a-day this year, but I will do as I did last year – I will try to engage with poetry in some way every day – writing, reading, attending readings, teaching poems to my class, submitting – all of these will “count” toward my daily goal.


If you are looking for some inspiration for poem-a-day, don’t forget that you have the tow truck archives (all prompts) and the Mix Tape archives (favorite poems with prompts) at your disposal.


Some new poems should be appearing online this month, including the debut of the pioneer wife – I will keep you posted about where and when. Write well, write often, and remember, April is only the cruelest month if you let it be.


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