Thank you to the 97 authors from 28 states and 9 countries who participated in our HOW TO Poetry and Prose Series, which ran from February 17 to April 18, 2021. We learned so much along the way! It was a great two-month journey! Many thanks to…
Paige L. Austin
Rose Mary Boehm
Tricia Marcella Cimera
Howard Richard Debs
Rafaella Del Bourgo
Julie A. Dickson
Yvette Viets Flaten
Sue Mayfield Geiger
Stephanie L. Harper
Paul Jones Allison…
As I write this, I’m in my hammock in my backyard, it’s about 49 degrees Fahrenheit, and I’m witnessing the sunrise through the trees, and listening to all the birds singing their morning songs, and feeling so grateful. Here is your Moment of Zen. (Be sure to have your sound on to hear the birds)
❤️ THANK YOU to all of you who read this blog of mine. I really appreciate you checking in to read about my love of writing poetry, and how happy I feel when they find wonderful homes.
So, this past Friday, April 9, I posted here about my poem “Resurrected” that had just been published in “The Ekphrastic Review.” I was thrilled, of course.
I knew they were going to post the Haiku Sonnet I had submitted about Sylvia Plath for their National Poetry Month series on “Poets Writing About Poets,” but didn’t know the exact date.
Then, I was astonished to see they had named me their “Poet of the Week” and wrote some very kind words about my poem. Here are pics from the post:
If you know anything about me, you know that Sylvias Plath is one of my greatest inspirations, both for her poetry, and for all the struggles she overcame in her short, but incredible life. Needless to say, this was practically a dream come true for me. I know I’ll never even come close to her genius, but I can always be inspired by her brilliance and tenacity.
Thank you so much to The Literatus. If you don’t know about them yet, please check them out on Instagram @the.literatus or their website https://theliteratus.org
Then this! 😱😱😱
Just a few short hours later, I received an email that a poem I wrote, “How To Return To Paradise” had gone live at Silver Birch Press for their “How To” series.
Again, I knew this poem had been accepted, but didn’t know the exact date of publication. I absolutely love the artwork they chose to accompany my poem, and appreciate so much their support. Please check our all the “How To”poems in this series at https://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/They are wonderful!
If you like Flash (very short) Fiction, I had a piece I wrote published today in Bright FlashLiterary Review, called “Elevator Girl” as one of the 11 stories in their April Issue. Thank you to Editor Kristen Henderson for giving this story a great home.
Here’s the direct link and I’m also including their Twitter link.