Poetry Postcard Festival goes on…

Many of you know I participated in the 2017 Poetry Postcard Festival. I already do monthly poetry postcards for my patrons, and this seemed a natural extension of this ongoing growth project of mine. We were given a list of 31 participants and their addresses. We started three days before August 1st, and mailed a … Continue reading Poetry Postcard Festival goes on…

Interview: Fida Islaih, poet

Fida Islaih is the host of PoeteerChat on Twitter each Wednesday at 7pm EST. She is the author of A to Z Poetry, Her Olives, Blossoming Heart, Smile Back, Her Treasures, and Hugs & Kisses, as well as poetry prompts, and she offers editorial services. You can find her at fidaislaih.blogspot.com. JR:  Fida, thanks so much for coming … Continue reading Interview: Fida Islaih, poet

Famous Starts with Humble Endings

It's time. It's Monday, the kids are going back to school, and the world is alternating between fire and flood. Let's do something fun. This weekend, a poetry organization suggested we memorize poems as a way to cope. Like Borges or Alice. The only stanzas I can remember are ones that begin, "“Would you like … Continue reading Famous Starts with Humble Endings

Saturday Show & Tell

Saturday Show and Tell - a showcase of inspiration each week that lit up my creativity and fired my imagination. Enjoy! Metis I'm reading Apollodorus and came across this daughter of the Ocean. I never knew she was the one who provided the "potion" to make Cronos regurgitate his children. I also didn't know she … Continue reading Saturday Show & Tell

Famous Starts With Humble Endings

Famous Starts is a game to spur creativity and inspiration. Choose the first line of famous poems without looking at the next line. Then, write your own next line! Please share your own Famous Starts in the comments! (Credit to Glyn Maxwell for the idea.) For the record, my son was horrified I used comic … Continue reading Famous Starts With Humble Endings