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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.

The Long Poem Project

Recently, I came across an article titled “An Anatomy of the Long Poem”. The author, Rachel Zucker, states “there are many short poems I admire and, of course, too many wonderful mid-length poems to name that I adore. But I have a special love for a good long […]

Dance With Me, Part 1

Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit I’ve read a lot of creativity books, but none quite like The Creative Habit, Learn It and Use It For Life. The author, Twyla Tharp, is a daring and innovative choreographer. Her bio states that she “has choreographed more than one hundred sixty […]

Yes, I Write Every Day

But what am I writing? At a reading I gave last week, an audience member asked me if I wrote every day. “Yes,” I said. “I write every single day, even on weekends.” The next day, I started to wonder if I’d given a totally honest answer. The […]

Rejection Brings Out the Best in Me

Last Friday, as I spent several hours getting batches of poems ready for submission, I started thinking about the word “submit.” Meanings include “give in,” “yield,” “defer,” “succumb,” and “surrender.” If you’re a writer hoping to publish work in journals and magazines, these words aren’t likely to inspire […]

Building a Body of Work

If you have a resume like mine – degrees in data processing and poetry, early jobs selling candy, shoes, and houseplants, a career in IT (when it was still called “MIS”) and a mid-life shift back to the arts, you might find it challenging to explain how these […]

The Bookstore Game

I have a little game I play in bookstores. First I find the poetry section. Then I run my eyes along the shelf, head cocked to the right so I can read the books’ skinny spines. I’m looking for book I’ve never read by an author I’ve never […]

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BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

(Somewhat) Daily News from the World of Literary Nonfiction

Richie Billing

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Dave Bonta

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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

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maybesopoetry

A Poetry & Literature Blog