Remembering: a Project

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”

The Magic

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”

The spark

What sparks a poem? How am Inspired to write a poem? Most of my poems are inspired by nature. I have to be outside part of the day (and much of that time outside is with my mule). That’s just who I am. Once I move to the country, I intend to be outside asContinue reading “The spark”

Another Universe

A fun poetry exercise that gets your creativity flowing is Found Poems. You take a stack of old magazines, choose interesting phrases from various pages and articles, and piece them together. The result can be startling! This exercise has you place phrases and words together that you might not put together otherwise – it opensContinue reading “Another Universe”