Poetry is important and relevant

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 […]

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Colossus

This one is from several years ago…. I must have written this as a tongue-in-cheek response to a poet that seemed to be full of self-importance ; )  

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Rubbing words together

Would you like to learn a simple exercise to create interesting imagery and fresh poems? I was honored to receive an award for teaching poetry writing to children, and this was one of the main techniques/exercises I used (I’ve used this exercise with adults, too – in workshops/seminars). I learned this technique from Babara Juster […]

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