Commence, Cruel Month!

Well it’s National Poetry Writing Month again, and I’m taking the plunge, again. Hopefully I can stick with it this year. 30 poems in 30 days is sheer madness.

I’ll be posting some of them here, but don’t judge too harshly. The goal is not immediate quality but establishing a writing habit, experimenting […]


How’s that for a polynomial?

So we are 7 days (or 23 percent) into National Poetry Writing Month, to which I’ve committed. I’ve written a poem four of the seven days. If I finish out the month flawlessly I’ll have 27 poems. I don’t even want to think about makeup poems. […]

NaPoWriMo Update (Good Friday Edition)

I’d just thought that you’d like to know that I have so far made good on my National Poetry Writing Month commitment.  Of course, we’re only two days in . . .    At any rate, I’ve been considering I Tim 1 for the last couple days, and, through my thoughts this Good Friday, it became the seed […]

Dealing With Rejection, Tip #342

Today I got a rejection notice from a journal to which I had submitted some poems.  I wasn’t too surprised.  For starters, rejection is the norm in poetry, especially early on.  If you can’t handle a lot of, “We’re sorry, but . . ” well, its time to start working with stray puppies or something. 

Furthermore, this particular […]