It’s Game Month

Like many other Poetry Friday folks, I’ve been participating in Laura Shovan’s February Poetry Project. The theme this month is games. Other than a daily obsession with a few of the NYTimes word games, I’m not really much of a game player. BUT, I do enjoy the challenge of a poem a day and plan […]

Winter Light

Happy winter solstice! It’s a gray day in Michigan, which seems fitting for the shortest day of the year. The smattering of snow we had earlier this week is mostly gone. But even though today is the solstice, sunset has been getting later for the past couple of weeks. Starting tomorrow the day length will […]

The Moon in June

Happy Poetry Friday! Irene Latham, today’s Poetry Friday host and all-around inspiring human being, requested that bloggers share poems about the moon. Irene is celebrating her new poetry collection, THE MUSEUM ON THE MOON, about objects people have left on the moon. One of my favorite poems about the moon (and apparently also Irene’s!) is […]

Nocturnes and Aubades

This week I had the pleasure of attending a lunch-time workshop with Shutta Crum (a Michigan friend and writer whom I have long admired) on writing nocturnes and aubades. The workshop was sponsored by Hope at Hand as part of the Jacksonville Poetry Fest. If you are like pre-workshop me, you might have little to […]

Progressive Poem, 2023

Happy National Poetry Month! I’m on the road right now, traveling to the younger offspring’s house in Lincoln, Nebraska where we will celebrate Passover. (Passover is my favorite holiday–a time for families to gather and retell the story of moving from slavery to freedom, to celebrate the renewal of springtime, and to slurp matzoh ball […]