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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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Thoughts on Writing Challenges

Now that I’m officially over, I can go into “Edit” mode.  My brain has been screaming for this constantly over the last week.  There’s a part of me that enjoys creation, but I really like editing my work.  That’s where … Continue reading

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Supporting Small Presses

Small presses mean a lot to me.  They represent my best hope getting a book or two out there someday.  And there are a lot of them out there.  Like literary magazines, this poses a challenge for people like me. … Continue reading

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30/30 Project Working Draft 5: Fireflies

The revised version of the below is up.  Please take a look. This poem is about Maya and Becky in my in-law’s backyard.  They live outside of Syracuse, NY, and have a large backyard.  Maya was having toasted marshmallows by … Continue reading

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Writing Process and the 30/30 Project

I’m now in day 4 of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project and I’ve just sent in my poem.  Over the past few days, I’ve put the rough draft on this blog and the first revision to the Project, and I … Continue reading

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30/30 Project Working Draft 3: Five Years

I wrote day 3’s poem about my fifth wedding anniversary.  It’s been a busy five years.  We got married, had two receptions (one near where we and my in-laws live and one where my family lives), celebrated our 1st anniversary/babymoon … Continue reading

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30/30 Project Working Draft 1: In a Child’s Mind

On this first day, I posted the first completed draft, which is to say, the handwritten draft in my notebook that I felt I had come to a stopping point. Every day, I’ll post one working draft before I begin a … Continue reading

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