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Always Something Burning

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I had MORE good news to share Thursday, plus invitations (both virtual and in person) for educators in my previous post, so please click here if you missed it. Thanks! I’m sharing a poem this week for everyone who loves

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A Pony Frozen in Time

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) This month, we wrote poems inspired by the very cool pinata art of Roberto Benevidez. If you go here and scroll down, you’ll see the horse art that I wrote to. Oh, or here’s his IG post with

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Creator, WRAD, and NCTE 2024?

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I’m still processing NCTE 2023, but I know proposals are in progress right now for NCTE 2024, with its theme of Heart Hope Humanity. I’d love to attend and take part in 1–3 sessions. I’m especially interested in poetry, picture

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The Best Gift for World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day (convened by UNICEF, Education International, and the International Labour Organization) is coming up on October 5, and teachers are working incredibly hard, as usual. You’re probably working very hard, too, so I’m going to suggest a quick and easy way to thank your kids’ teachers–buy them a

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The Song of Sunshine

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Thank you all for your lovely words about my ghazals last week. Although I’m not a big fan of the form in general, your nice messages made me feel less ugh about them :>D Last weekend, Randy and I went

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How Could She Leave?

Trigger warning: This post contains content about suicide. Please, if you or someone you love is struggling, reach out for help. Suicide is preventable. People care about you, and there is help. One place to try is the Jed Foundation. It’s Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)

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Box Your Shadow, Block the Sun — and Happy New Year!

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I hope you had a beautiful Christmas/Hanukkah/winter celebration! I’ll share a few pics from mine next week :>) So, this month, our Poetry Princess challenge was the box. I don’t remember who suggested this, but we decided we

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No Degrees of Separation

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Howdy, poetry friends, and welcome! During November, lots of writers were doing NaNoWriMo. I don’t write novels nor want to, so I sometimes come up with some other challenge for November. This year, in my Facebook Group just for Patrons,

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Hidden Life #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Before I share my little poem this week, here are a few things: Joy Moore shares an example of the purposeful use of mixed meter in We Belong at her blog yesterday! Thanks, Joy! And Kathy Temean shares the behind-the-scenes

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My Face, Space, and Picture Day

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I’ve missed you guys the past few weeks! I’m dropping in this week to share my poem from Tabatha Yeatts’ fabulous Imperfect II — poems about perspective: an anthology for middle schoolers. I have now had two poems centered on

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