- My new book, Beauty, You Drive a Hard Bargain, will be available by the end of October from me directly ($2.00 off Publisher’s price) on this website or through email, (firstname.lastname@example.org), or on Amazon.com. (full price) The book’s cover is a photograph of my husband’s, Steve Millner.
- Poetry News From all Over; finally a post!
- Poetry News From All Over–SVJ publishes two of my poems
- MAIN STREET VOICES POETRY CONTEST OPEN TO BUCKS COUNTY PA RESIDENTS, STUDENT AND ADULT
- POETRY ADVENTURES FROM ALL OVER–SARAH MOOK SCHOLASTIC POETRY CONTEST INFORMATION
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Monthly Archives: April 2014
The latest issue of Adanna Journal, centered on the theme of Women and Food, has just been released. I am honored that my poem, “Upon Hearing in November of the Arrival” is included in this prestigious journal. The poem celebrates … Continue reading
How important is it to your poetry to add the absolutely right, kicker of a word, most specific adjective? Very. Adjectives modify nouns–people, places, and things. They describe, identify, or quantify a noun or a pronoun. In the phrase, “black … Continue reading
I am a bit under the weather, so no post yesterday. Today, a quote to think about; here’s two: “A writer is someone who pays attention to the world — a writer is a professional observer.” — From Susan Sontag’s 1992 … Continue reading
Let’s look at other quotes about poetry: “Sometimes there’s no one to listen to what you really might like to say at a certain moment. The paper always listens.” ~ Naomi Shihab Nye What a true quote about poetry! The … Continue reading
>We don’t have to serve the meaning of the poem to the reader on a silver platter of words; BE CONCISE. This is hard for me, since I often overwrite, use too many words that bore the reader with my … Continue reading
April Is National Poetry Month, Writing Advice for Poetry from Marie Kane, Write from Abundance and the Power of Verbs
Writing Poetry Writing is frustrating and fulfilling, difficult and satisfying–and writing poetry is even more so. I taught high school English for twenty-right years, and loved it. Yes, it was often demanding and exhausting with too many bleary-eyed nights grading … Continue reading
Yesterday, (4 3 14) I spoke of ‘Digging Deeper’ to discover original, startling, unusual, ‘just the right word’ additions to your poetry. So today, I want to give you some examples from my own work in which I did so. … Continue reading