I am thrilled to announce that my poem, Cloud on the Ground, won first prize in the California State Poetry Society’s monthly contest for May! I haven’t entered a contest in a long time, as I became disenchanted with them. This is a big boost to my confidence and provides a dose of inspiration. I’mContinue reading “First Prize”
The childhood memories I hold need space to move around on the page, to reveal themselves. Therefore, I have decided to start a project writing poems based on events from childhood, chiefly poems of time spent in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Maine, with family. This photo is a rough draft of a poem about BlackberryContinue reading “Remembering: a Project”
How I feel when I send my poems for publishing…..
I believe if you ask most poets why they write, they will say “Because I have to”. I’m also a musician, and it’s the same – I MUST practice and play music! It’s who I am. When a poem comes to me, it’s as if I fall into a kind of “trance” – every bitContinue reading “The Magic”