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The “Telephone” Poetry Challenge

It should be fairly well known by now, at least in these circles, that Kathy and I are huge fans of Robert Okaji and his poetry. A few days ago, our beloved poet shared a published poem of his that … Continue reading

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APAD Day four

Star-Crossed – For Love of Day, For Love of Night by Andrea Dietrich In shadows’ veils, at end of night, sweet Moon removes her modest light and softly, yet again, exhales – at end of night, in shadows’ veils. As … Continue reading

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APAD 2016 Day three

Wind On The Hill by A. A. Milne No one can tell me, Nobody knows, Where the wind comes from, Where the wind goes. It’s flying from somewhere As fast as it can, I couldn’t keep up with it, Not … Continue reading

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APAD 2016 Day two

Dutch Lullaby by Eugene Field Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night Sailed off in a wooden shoe — Sailed on a river of crystal light, Into a sea of dew. “Where are you going, and what do you wish?” The … Continue reading

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Random Shuffle: A Song & A Poem

Monday night I clicked some random shuffle to life, and a few hours later I had a newborn poem. Love when that happens. [poem removed] It needs a title and a little con-crit. Y’all game? Come along then. And when you get … Continue reading

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Disconnected Phrases & Haunting Images: What Fills A Writer’s Notebook

Throughout the month of February, t.s. wright and I have been enjoying the Southeast Review’s Daily Writer’s Regimen. On Day Twenty-Two, Anne Valente’s Craft Talk, “Constellated Images” was featured. I will now share this with you. ANNE VALENTE “CONSTELLATED IMAGES” … Continue reading

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Things Are Not What They Seem: A Brief Writing Exercise

There are thirty-two ways to write a story, and I’ve used every one, but there is only one plot–things are not as they seem.  ~ Jim Thompson   I love this quote. While I can’t say that there are indeed … Continue reading

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