Tag Archives: Tupelo Press 30/30 Project

Biting Off More Than I Can Chew?

Never! But this month is a pretty tough slog. There are things going on that occupy a lot of my attention and there are two activities that I decided to add to this month which makes for a busy time. … Continue reading

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New 30/30 Set

Well, I’m back at it. I’ve done 4 poems for the Tupelo Press 30/30 and they are up, at least for the time being and before I start really revising them here. Over the next few days, I’ll post my … Continue reading

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For National Poetry Month, I’m Doing the Tupelo Press 30/30 Challenge Again!

Dear Friends, In celebration of National Poetry Month 2019, I’m going the Tupelo Press 30/30 challenge once again. I had a blast last time, which lead to some of the material in my chapbooks, The Minstrel of Belmont and Leading … Continue reading

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From Minstrel: “After The Disaster”

Living in our last apartment, we lived in the suburbs, but we were still definitely within the city. We didn’t have a lot of untended green spaces around, and parks were small. Yards were small. Your neighbors lived right next … Continue reading

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From The Minstrel of Belmont: Futomaki

I love cooking. I spend a good portion of my weekends thinking about it and doing it. Sure, with two small kids I often do a few favorite dishes that will get them to eat their veggies. But from time … Continue reading

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from The Minstrel of Belmont: Grace

I’ve written a few poems about my grandmother. She was a dynamic personality while I grew up, even though half of that time we were separated by half the Pacific. Her early life was a hard one, filled with tragedy … Continue reading

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From “The Minstrel of Belmont”: “Immigrant Pictures”

“Immigrant Pictures” is actually the second or third version of this idea. We’ll see another example of this in the Hanami section later. In my writing process, I often let ideas come back to me. I’ll write an S-draft and … Continue reading

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