I need to take some photos of my zine--it's called Found It!--and list it on my Etsy shop. Well, I need to do about a zillion other things, too, starting with catching up on the grading (I'm teaching one English 100 class and two English 101 classes this quarter) that I promised myself I'd catch up on this morning...
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
If you're a poet looking for places to publish your work, I happened upon a listing the other day for The Poetry Market Ezine, which is a free email newsletter with lists of magazine publishers who are accepting submissions of poetry. I remember receiving this list years ago when I was following a few different writing-related Yahoo groups, and it's good to know it's still in operation. It's an announcement-only list, so you only receive a couple messages per month from the list owner.
Also, I've just opened registration for the online poetry writing workshop I'm offering this summer. It starts on the first day of summer, June 21, and runs through July 21. There's more info about the poetry class here.
Monday, April 15, 2013
I chose assignments for the class that have potential for reflecting a summery theme, but of course I welcome content on all sorts of topics. I just thought some writers might enjoy the idea of writing about summertime.
As ever, I hope you'll help me in spreading the word about the class, and please do let me know if you have any questions. Many, many thanks!
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Writing very, very short poems like this can be a great writing exercise. Can you condense an observation or experience down into just two or three lines? Or what about stringing a series of very tiny poems together to form a short sequence? I'm also reminded of Laura-Marie, a poet who sometimes shapes poems by writing just one line a day until the lines add up into a poem that feels finished.
I know I've written about similar (if not the very same!) writing exercises before, but that's because I think they work. :)
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I wish I could say I've been writing a lot of poetry myself, but lately it's just a line here and there, no completed poems. Really I've been busy with teaching my indie class along with my three classes at the college. Plus I've been trying to walk more.
Has your April gotten off to a good start?