APRPAD 2020 – Selections

April is National Poetry Month, and there’s often a “Poem-a-Day” challenge that goes along with it. 2019 is the first time I truly participated in it, and much like last year, this year I did most of the days. Unlike last year, I didn’t post them regularly here on my site, but now that we’re […]

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A Found Poem: #StayHome

Yesterday, a friend of mine forwarded me a tweet by Jessica Salfia that had gone viral. It was a piece of “found poetry” which, as the definition on Poets.org says, is the “literary equivalent of a collage.” Inspired by Salfia’s work, I decided to give the exercise a try myself this morning, taking the first […]

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September Sonnets: First Collection

As I mentioned at the start of the month, I’m doing a little #SeptemberSonnet challenge for myself and writing one sonnet per day. A few of these sonnets are being set aside for my subscribers on Patreon (now closed) for this month’s collections, but the others I’m going to be sharing here on my blog. […]

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September Sonnets: A Challenge

You might remember that back in April, I participated in a Poem-A-Day challenge, led by one of the editors of Writer’s Digest, Robert Brewster. This month, I’ve decided to create my own poetry challenge – writing a sonnet per day! I’ll of course be sticking with “Shakespeare’s fave” sonnet for most of them, but I […]

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Creating Through Pain

This weekend was another heartbreaking one in the United States. I won’t pretend to have answers, because I don’t. I know things I think seem like the right decision, but I won’t posture or bullshit as though I have all the research and evidence and insight, because I know that I don’t. What I do […]

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#APRPAD: Final Set

Today is April 30th! You know what that means? It also means we’ve come to the end of #APRPAD, the April Poem-A-Day Challenge in honor of National Poetry Month, which means I have one final set of poems to share with you. Have you enjoyed reading these poems? I’ve turned them into a collection (available […]

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#APRPAD Days 16 – 25

The poeming has continued! Well, for all days except Day 18. I missed that one somehow, and in the spirit of the challenge, I did not go back and write something later. So, I’ll just end up with 29 poems this month instead of 30. Well, technically, 29 + 4 since I do have my […]

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#APRPAD – Days 10-15

The next mini-collection of poetry is here! For this month, I really am trying to stick to all the prompts from Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides blog over on Writer’s Digest. You can see his daily posts + prompts over there. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am writing these daily (sometimes late […]

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#APRPAD – Days 7, 8, & 9

I have been writing my poem-a-day each day! I just haven’t been publishing them right away here on the ol’ blog. In fact, I think going forward I might end up doing mini-batches like this one. What do you think? Today I’ll be sharing my Day 7 poem (Jealousy) (Haiku), Day 8 poem (Lucky Number) […]

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#APRPAD – Day 6

The internet is down at my house today, so I am attempting to do all of this via mobile. I’m having trouble getting links copied/working, so for now, you just get the poem – no prompt or previous days. Check back for an update… After the Show The applause rings out And the curtain falls […]

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