Category: This Writer’s Life

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 […]

Sticks & Stones: The Fourth Year

Here’s to another year of celebrating poetry! Each book I reviewed in 2021 was a tremendous gift. As we endured a second pandemic year, poets wrote about navigating an unquiet and often frightening world, about Nature, humanity, and relationships, about heredity, abuse, and the rewards of long love.  […]

Fear of the Blank Page

The blank page. A rectangle of absence, it fills the writer with equal parts expectation and dread. A stark reminder of the writer’s apartness, it demands that you pay attention to it and not your family, dogs, messy house, or whatever else might distract you.  We could compare […]

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Daily Discussions of craft and the writing life

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multimedia poet

Erica Goss

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Fun, unusual and forgotten designations on our calendar.

A Journey With You

surviving schizophrenia

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

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Thoughts on writing and reading

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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

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maybesopoetry

A Poetry & Literature Blog

Nancy White [poet]

writing, teaching, publishing