April has been a busy month, even though I’m working from home. I have two new items to share with you, my lovely readers! First, I’ll share the shorter of the two items. Neoteny has a new review! Jennifer R. Jackson reviewed the book on her site, The Handy Uncapped Pen. She wrote some kind … More New Video & New Review
To celebrate poetry month, I was featured on today’s episode of BirdNote! BirdNote is a podcast all about birds. The episodes are short and very informative, covering birds from biological, literary, and even cultural angles. In today’s episode, I got to read my poem “Trading Threes,” which appears in Neoteny: Poems. This poem is about … More My poetry on BirdNote!
Today’s post is a wonderful contribution from my friend and fellow poet, H.K. Rainey. H.K. and I have performed at poetry readings together, and she has visited—and transformed—my classes many times. She provides the following commentary and poetry for us: Poetry Appreciation A poem is the ripples created by the stone as it disturbs the … More Celebrating Poetry with H.K. Rainey
Let’s continue our celebration of National Poetry Month with poet and storyteller Darlyn Finch Kuhn. Darlyn offers three poems on the theme of relationships. Darlyn describes poetry in this way: I believe that poetry begins with concrete images and ends by evoking emotion. My poetry tends to be narrative; that is, it tells a story. … More Celebrating Poetry with Darlyn Finch Kuhn
Because of current CDC regulations, many of my poetry events have been canceled or rescheduled. But since everyone is jumping on the Zoom wagon, I decided to see how a poetry reading and discussion works in this online conference format. My collaborators at the FSCJ Library and Learning Commons co-hosted the event and edited my … More My first poetry reading and discussion through Zoom!
When it comes to lip gloss. I can’t get over the creamy texture, the cutesy names, or the shiny look. And I’m certainly not alone. The Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie talks about loving her “shiny lip gloss.” In “We Should All Be Feminists,” Adichie says she wanted to be taken seriously, so she didn’t wear … More When a Blind Woman Loves Lip Gloss: My Pitch for the Accessible Beauty Project
April is National Poetry Month! On the Blink is celebrating by showcasing the work of wonderful poets! First up is Ona Gritz, who works with me on the Wordgathering editorial team. Here’s what Ona says about poetry: In this strange and scary moment in time when we’re isolating ourselves from one another out of both … More Celebrating Poetry with Ona Gritz