Writing Without Purpose (On Purpose)

Check out my guest post about writing with purposeful purposelessness and how place finds its way into my work on C.A. LaRue's blog, BoneSpark! and don't forget--this Saturday, March 22, as part of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers WOMAN TALK: Reading and discussion with Amy Dryansky, Annie Boutelle & Ellen Doré Watson Hosted by … Continue reading Writing Without Purpose (On Purpose)

The Real March Madness: Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

It’s March, so it must be time for the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers! If you live in or around the western MA, VT, NY, CT (polar) vortex, check out the month long line-up of readings, panels and special events here. If you want to visit with Pokey, I'll be here: Woman Talk: Voices We … Continue reading The Real March Madness: Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

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

Day 14: Objectifying an Object

A belated V'day post in which I objectify an object for Day 14 of the Tupelo 30/30 Erotic Poem Project...Blue Vase with Dark Interior. You can also check out my ekphrastic poem based on a woodcut by Utamaro...Unaji:Nape. Plus lots of other poems by my stalwart cohorts at the 30/30 Project.

30/30 Project: Sexy Rabbits

Maybe you knew it would come to this: my first poem made from Facebook posts. Ergo, sexy rabbits. Please consider sponsoring me in this ahem! worthy endeavor. And don't forget, make a donation of $50 or more and get the anthology, Myrhh, Mothwing, Smoke, from Tupelo Press!

Erotic Poetry Project: Day 6

Day 6 poems have arrived over at the 30/30 project. I attempted a "blason" thanks to Jeneva Burroughs Stone.  As usual, things did not go exactly as planned...but that's good, right? Go see what a blason is--you know you're curious.

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!

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

Hypothesis, Proof on Poetry Daily

A poem of mine from Grass Whistle on Poetry Daily! (An excellent non-profit organization which, BTW, is currently in the midst of a fund drive and deserves our support! ) The poem was also one of the winners of the Tupelo Press Erotic Poetry contest, and is included in their excellent little anthology, Myrrh, Mothwing, … Continue reading Hypothesis, Proof on Poetry Daily