Monthly Archives: December 2014


Happy New Year, dear readers! Yesterday I wrote my first Kwansaba based on Living Poetry’s Monday poetry prompt. Try writing a kwansaba. A kwansaba is a poetic form invented by Eugene Redmond that contains seven lines of seven words, with each word containing not … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshops

Among my regular poetic duties, I host a free monthly workshop that meets on third Thursdays in the Durham South Regional Library, here in North Carolina. I’ve been doing it for a couple of years and have a good mix … Continue reading

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Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Happy Solstice, dear readers! On this most ancient and most human holiday, the sun in the Piedmont set very close to the moment of the Solstice. But don’t worry, I lit a candle on my desk so I’m sure the … Continue reading

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Back in Sixth Grade

This morning I went back to sixth grade. Mills Park Middle School in Cary, North Carolina, invited me and two of my favorite poets to talk to their sixth grade classes about poetry. I will admit to being intimidated by … Continue reading

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Book Sale!

Earlier today I indulged my bibliophilia and visited the Chapel Hill Public Library book sale, taking home a nice haul of titles for a mere $12.50. I picked out three modern poetry anthologies because they were from three different generations, … Continue reading

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What If?

What if I only had a year to live? I’d quit my day job, throw myself into a poetic frenzy, leave a literary mess of wine stained pages for someone else to clean up. What if I had five years … Continue reading

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