I’m so excited that I ACTUALLY have a poem to share with you this week! In fact, I’ve written several poems this week, not all were drafts that I kept, but still SOMETHING. And I think a lot of it had to do with pulling out some paper.
About six months ago I went mostly digital even for writing and note-taking although lately sometimes I’ve realized I’m forgetting things while I wait for a textpad to open up where I could just jot a note on a sticky note so I’m going to get a new journal (hopefully today) and embrace being analog and digitally. Heck, I still read that way too.
So for better or worse here it is. And, for anyone new this is me back to just writing everything into a block of text during the first version.
–and that poem is gone for revision/review.
In other news, the lovely Jessica Graustein took the time to write a review of my chapbook An Amateur Marriage. Love hearing such kind words from someone who has been kind to my work at Folded Word. (My books are still for sale at Folded Word, and I still have copies of An Amateur Marriage available from me directly if anyone is interested).
Speaking of writers and such interacting there are some great interviews in Sliver of Stone Magazine.
Also on the writers and/or poetry side is that I finished Hayden Saunier’s book Tips for Domestic Travel. I’m not sure if I picked this one up because I’d read Hayden’s work in a literary magazine or if I ordered it from Black Lawrence Press when I submitted my manuscript for publication consideration. In either case I always find it fascinating to read someone’s first book, especially a first full length collection because so many of us are mining through the past to create those. One of Hayden’s poems Flip Doll: Red Riding Hood really resonated back to me because I’ve also written a poem about that say Red Riding Hood Doll. How many of us wrote about that doll? Maybe there is an anthology in that . . .
As always feel free to comment on my work and/or to post and discuss your own (or link). All will be taken down one week from today. I’m going to try off and on, also, to post writing prompts during November since a lot of people are doing variations on NaNoWriMo. So here’s a picture of one of these flip dolls. Mine look a bit different. What would you write about her?