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My poem, “Radio Interview,” published in the anthology The Liberal Media Made Me Do It

I’m honored that my poem, “Radio Interview” has been published in a new anthology, The Liberal Media Made Me do It, a collection of poems inspired by NPR and PBS interviews, stories, and shows. Published by Nine Toes Press, a … Continue reading

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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

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April is Natonal Poetry Month–Digging Deeper to boost the language of your poem.

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

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April is National Poetry Month–Kane Comment on Digging Deeper in Your Poetry

Revision, the hard work poets do to bring a poem to as close to a final state as it can be (is there ever a ‘final’ state? 🙂  ) is often frustrating.  How many times have you heard from a … Continue reading

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Writing a Poem Backwards: Herb Perkins-Frederick revision for poetry

My dear friend, Herb Perkins Frederick, passed away two years ago; his poetry was startling, often humorous, detailed, and well-put.  He said important things in all of his poems. His ideas regarding revision brightened many of my poems–and others.  So … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry month–I’m getting this under the wire for April 1

For the first day of N.P.M., I thought some quotes about poetry would be an appropriate start: “Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.”—T. S. Eliot          Of course Eliot would have this to say about poetry. “If I … Continue reading

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Pentimento Magazine–new print journal for poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, art, and photography

Pentimento magazine out of Lambertville NJ, Publisher, Lori Brozek, is a journal that centers on disability and is open for submissions until March 15, 2014 for the June issue.  A disabled adult or child can submit, or anyone connected to … Continue reading

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