Category: Poetry

Behold the Poems!

Behold the Poems!

I’m happy to send you to The Sunlight Press to read two of my poems, “Fika on Marstrand Island” and “StarDate: August 27 – Moon and Aldebaran.”  These poems have been in process since my MFA program, and submitting poems for publication is hard. This new online journal seems like such a nice fit for …

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When Ted Kooser Writes a Poem in the Morning …

When Ted Kooser Writes a Poem in the Morning …

  … and reads it to you that evening.  And it makes you tear up it’s so beautiful and intricate and moving. What lesson do you take from this extraordinary moment? From knowing that a former Poet Laureate spent hours of his morning capturing the essence of a memory into lines of poetry and then …

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Let the Poem

Let the Poem

I published a poem this month! It’s the first one that formally drops me into the professional category because they paid me. You can read it for free online here by clicking on the cover image. The journal also has a Mini Contest for each issue – you can vote for your favorite in each category. For …

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Let’s Pretend We’re in Class Together

Let’s Pretend We’re in Class Together

And in this particular class (meeting on Mondays from 5 to 9 p.m.) let’s pretend we’re focusing on The Sentence. That’s right. I’m in graduate school and I’m spending 8 weeks just studying the sentence. This information either thrills you or makes you feel very, very sleepy. If it makes you feel sleepy, your work …

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