Author Archives

Erica Goss, Poet

Erica Goss is a poet, writer and instructor. She served as Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, CA, from 2013-2016.

The Waiting

After reading and following the submission guidelines—i.e., no name or identifying information on your document, no more than five poems, nothing longer than 1000 words, etc., etc.—you finally click “submit.” A few seconds later, you receive a confirmation email that looks like this:  Dear Erica, Thank you for […]

Embrace Influences

I was deep into W.S. Merwin’s last book, Garden Time, when I felt the urge to write a poem. Garden Time has a dreamy, disquieting quality; Merwin writes about the passage of time, about the mystery contained in calendar days, and about how he can clearly see his life coming to an end. […]

The Danger of Notebooks

“A journal always conceals vastly more than it reveals.” – Verlyn Klinkenborg, The Rural Life In “Notes on the Danger of Notebooks,” an essay in Synthesizing Gravity, Kay Ryan writes, “Isn’t it odd to think that in order to listen we must be a little bit relieved of the intention […]

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The Sundress Blog

(a publishing collective supplement)

BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

Daily Discussions of craft and the writing life

Richie Billing

Fantasy Writer

Dave Bonta

multimedia poet

Erica Goss

Poet, Writer, Instructor

The Urban Orchardist

A Blog by Novella Carpenter

National Day Calendar

Fun, unusual and forgotten designations on our calendar.

A Journey With You

surviving schizophrenia

swampyankeewoman

Life is a river that contains past, future, present.

O Write: Marilynonaroll's Blog

Thoughts on writing and reading

Ferhext

Heather Derr-Smith

Reading in Bed

Reading the classics, CanLit, and everything else. In bed.

Trish Hopkinson

A selfish poet

The Ark of Identity

Laura M Kaminski's poetry practice and links

cathleenmiller

Just another WordPress.com site

maybesopoetry

A Poetry & Literature Blog

Nancy White [poet]

writing, teaching, publishing