Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

How did they know?!

You Are a Witch (or Warlock)

You are deviously brilliant and a perfect manipulator.
You somehow always end up getting what you want - without anyone knowing you're working behind the scenes.
Crafty and cunning, you can work your way out of any jam.
And it's easy for you to get people to do what you want, whether you're working for good or evil.

Your greatest power: Mind control

Your greatest weakness: Making people your puppets

You play well with: Ghosts

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Today is the last day of my 13th round of 30 poems in 30 days:

1. Fourteen Hours after the Telegram Comes
2. Postcard from Shambhala
3. Still Life with Marionette
4. Inviolate
5. On the War(d)
6. au revoir
7. Ripper
8. Lost Mementos
9. Another Night in Mortaritaville
10. An Eyewitness Account of Leaving the Womb
11. 3 Halloween haiku
12. Pink
13. Desert Roses, 1994
14. Running to Stand Still
15. Sleepless
16. Death Catches You on the Corner by the Shop N Go
17. By the Light of their Shining Teeth
18. I wasn’t taken by surprise when the bones began to speak (ghazal)
19. An Easier Way to Bliss
20. On the Third Floor of the Natural History Museum
21. Elegy for Summer
22. Sonnenizio on a line from Strobel
23. blessing the bed (after Clifton)
24. In Defense of the Unspoken Word
25. At the Powwow
26. Walking Through the House for the Last Time
27. I Have Seen the Velvet Thrush of Texture (cento)
28. Off the Map
29. The Girl Scouts Take a Nature Walk
30. black day, bright day

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Places to Write and Read

Check out A Bunch of Wordz for interesting posts on fiction, poetry, writing, blogs, and many other cool things.

Writer Mama offers great advice in her journey as a writer and a mother.

The Canadian Writers' Collective always has something new and thought-provoking, as well as often being funny and touching.

And don't forget about Raincoat Flashers, where you can post your flash fiction/prose poetry responses to visual prompts.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Half and Half

Does this mean I'm middle of the road, or well-balanced? I guess it explains why I'm pretty much ambidextrous, anyway.

You Are 50% Left Brained, 50% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Guardian Poetry Workshop

My poem "Peace" made John Hartley Williams' shortlist for the September Guardian Poetry Workshop.

Congratulations to Dave Rowley, who also made the list!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Salome Magazine

My poem After is featured this week at Salome.