The Year I Read 100 Poetry Books

Just like writing a poem every day for thirty days changes you, suddenly you realize reading a high volume of poetry changes you too. It tunes your ear, it refines your senses.

Spotlight: Stranded Artist Series

Originally posted on Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets:
As 2013 beckoned a new beginning and resolutions to be broken, Long Beach was getting a gift in the poetry world.  Thanks to Markus Manley and Danielle Mitchell, Long Beach saw the introduction to a twice monthly Poetry Lab.  Everyone is invited, no one turned away, and…

Squaw Valley Greatest Hits

  I just returned [July, 2011] from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevadas. What an amazing place, what lovely and talented people! Here are a few quotes from our staff poets who led workshops and gave craft talks. Sometimes the dissatisfaction with the end of a poem is the…