So this is happening…

Thursday, March 3, 7pm The Odyssey Bookshop 9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 (right across from Mt. Holyoke College) Deb and I will read poems and talk some about the (long) gestation of our second books, and about trying to write as mothers, and probably a bunch of other stuff. The Odyssey Bookshop is … Continue reading So this is happening…

Save the date! Jan 12 Reading in NYC

Annual Winter Poetry Night at Pen Parentis Literary Salon Poetry & Conversation with Ravi Shankar, Karen Skolfield, Lydia Cortes & Amy Dryansky January 12, 2015, 7pm Hotel Andaz, 75 Wall, Street NY, NY 10005 Each of us will read from our work and then talk about our writing and parenting lives in an informal roundtable.   (Just … Continue reading Save the date! Jan 12 Reading in NYC

Cancelled–The Writing Life: Poetry & Parenthood w/Pokey

Hey Folks, sorry, but due to scheduling glitches, this event isn't happening tonight.  I'll re-post when we have a new date! The Writing Life: Poetry & Parenthood Reading/Discussion with Amy Dryansky Monday, September 21, 7pm Forbes Library, Northampton, MA  

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

(Pokey says, yes, you should come...) From Zero to One: First Books and What We Wish We’d Known Lecture and panel discussion moderated by Karen Skolfield with Amy Dryansky, Susan Kan, Sarah Sousa, &  Michelle Valois March 1, 11am Miss Hall’s School, Centennial Hall 492 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, MA Laundry Line Divine presents Out of the … Continue reading Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Pokey Returns (Sort Of) Part 1

Yep, it’s been a while. When I started this blog I was smack-dab in the middle of navigating the territory of Mom-poet. Trying to figure out how to make the time and head-space for my creative life. Now, five years later, I’m in a different place, and yet… still trying to find that time. The … Continue reading Pokey Returns (Sort Of) Part 1

6 More Days to Reach My Goal!

It's Day 22, and I only have 6 more days to reach my goal for the Tupelo 30/30 Project. I hope you've enjoyed the poems, and I ask you to please consider making even a small donation--$10, $15, $20? You can sponsor either me or another 30/30 Project poet by making a donation to Tupelo … Continue reading 6 More Days to Reach My Goal!

It’s Come to This: the Downton Poem

Blame it on all those Facebook surveys. It's day 20 of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Erotic Poem Project, and I needed inspiration. Damned badly, as Robert might say. Scroll down to read the poem here, and check out the 30/30 site for more poems by me and the other stalwarts. And please consider signing up … Continue reading It’s Come to This: the Downton Poem

30/30 (Erotic) Poetry Project is live!

It's Day 4, and the poems are coming in over at the Tupelo 30/30 Project. Not just mine, but poems by the other intrepid 30/30 writers: Darla Himeles, Amy MacLennan, Barbara Mossberg, Aubrey Ryan, and Jeneva Stone. Go and take a gander, and please consider sponsoring either me or another 30/30 Project poet by making a donation to … Continue reading 30/30 (Erotic) Poetry Project is live!

The Daily Poet: A New Resource for Writers

There is no wrong way to complete a writing exercise. So begins and ends the introduction to The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice, a new book by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano of Two Sylvias Press. The key word here is “complete” because as we  know, it’s the getting started that’s … Continue reading The Daily Poet: A New Resource for Writers

Tupelo 30/30 Project: February

Oops, I Did it Again... Yep, signed up to write a poem a day for the month of February. This time it’s to benefit Tupelo Press, a small, independent publisher now based in North Adams, MA. Tupelo publishes beautiful books on a tiny budget and this is one way for them to raise a little … Continue reading Tupelo 30/30 Project: February