Poetry is highly relevant right now….it is a way to stop and be where you are, focused, calm. It is the energies, experiences, and observations of a life – the life of a creative mind and soul, a conduit – woven into word form, reminding the reader to look up, and allowing beautiful connections to […]Read More Poetry is important and relevant
As a poet, and one with very sharp senses, I tend to notice basically everything all around me all the time. I focus on the beautiful and the serene. We are surrounded by beauty that most people dismiss or are completely oblivious to. One of my jobs as a poet is to help folks to […]Read More Gems (a poet’s note on noticing….)
One of the greatest joys of my life came from my poetry residency at Clark Elementary School in Franklin, Indiana. Going to the classrooms (and gathering in large groups) to teach poetry writing in a way that differed from the standard teachers’ instructor manuals was a blast! I could see the children’s minds and imaginations […]Read More Now I fly with the dog in the sky….