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Erica Goss, Poet

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

Haiku Book Leads to Hack

In October of this year, my almost-brand-new Instagram account was hacked, starting a long chain of unpleasant events that included stolen passwords, barrages of phishing emails, my inadvertent deleting of my entire hard drive (I got it back, thanks to the Cloud) and weeks of stress and paranoia. […]

Politics, Theme and Poetry

In October, I was happily writing a poem about gardening, when it took a sudden turn and revealed its true topic: the calamity of immigrant children held in cages at the US/Mexico Border. That day, I posted “For some reason my nature poems keep turning into political poems” […]

Saving the Most-Rejected Poems

A couple of times a year, I search my submission spreadsheets for poems with the dubious distinction of having collected the most rejections so far. If these poems are not currently under consideration for publication, they go into a special category: Most Rejected Poems.Then I print them out […]

Fire Season

Right now, hundreds of fires are burning in the Western United States. The air in Washington and Oregon is the worst in the nation. Every morning, the sun shines an eerie bronze light over the land. The sky over Eugene, Oregon, where I live, reminds me of the […]

How to Create a Poetry Database

I’m an inveterate recycler. I have a compost pile and six chickens so I can turn food scraps into soil and eggs. I love repurposed items: quilts sewn from old clothes, wind chimes made of bent spoons, collages of torn magazine pages. Therefore, I was delighted to discover that […]

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The Sundress Blog

(a publishing collective supplement)

BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

(Somewhat) Daily News from the World of Literary Nonfiction

Richie Billing

Fantasy Writer

Dave Bonta

digital 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

GIRLS' VOICES MATTER

AN ARTS-BASED MEDIA EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR TEEN GIRLS

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