Gems (a poet’s note on noticing….)

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 toContinue reading “Gems (a poet’s note on noticing….)”

Now I fly with the dog in the sky….

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 imaginationsContinue reading “Now I fly with the dog in the sky….”