What I Published This Year: A 2019 Scrapbook

Happy (almost) New Year! I hope that whoever is reading this has been able to find some rest and relaxation this holiday season. It’s been quite a year in terms of politics, politically-charged vigilante violence, a continued refusal (by some) to turn around this thing called global warming, crises large and small around the world,… Read More What I Published This Year: A 2019 Scrapbook

“My True Story”: An Interview with Kate O’Brien Wooddell

Writer, storyteller, and educator Kate O’Brien Wooddell recently published her first collection, Beasts, through Florida’s Happy Tapir Press. Beasts is a compendium of poems, flash memoir, and even a couple of pieces that verge into surrealism and magic. Beasts covers familial, often politicized themes like motherhood and daughterhood, sexual abuse, travel, memory, and reconciliation, all… Read More “My True Story”: An Interview with Kate O’Brien Wooddell

What, Oh What to Read and Write in 2019

Okay, so we’re almost two months into 2019. What’s been going on in the world of this blog? 2019: What’s happening? Savoring new publications written by friends If you like fairy tales, philosophy, and the fantastic, Jonathan Duckworth’s chapbook Book of Never is well worth your time. Copies of other friends’ books are on their way: Chloe… Read More What, Oh What to Read and Write in 2019

Rejection City, Here I Come: Trying to Accrue 100 Rejections in 2018

The best way to get your poems published is to send them out. That being said, you’ll end up receiving more rejections than acceptances, no matter who you are. The whole thing is just a numbers game. So why not reframe and welcome the reality of those inescapable rejections? One way to do this is… Read More Rejection City, Here I Come: Trying to Accrue 100 Rejections in 2018