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Poetry Friday: A Round of Rondeau Redouble

  So, every once in a while, I get to write poems with the Poetry Princesses, which is an intimidating thrill. First, we did the crown sonnet. Next up was the villanelle. And then, with barely time for a deep sigh of relief after we posted those in December, we somehow

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Poetry Friday: The Villanelle People

OK, you know Liz Garton Scanlon, of Liz in Ink? You know how she’s always so enthusiastic and passionate about stuff? Well, a month or so ago, she emailed our group that wrote the crown sonnet a year and a half ago (that long?). And she proposed that we each

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Poetry Friday Right Here!

  Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been re-reading Words with Wrinkled Knees: Animal Poems, an old collection by Barbara Juster Esbensen (who also wrote one of my favorite poetry collections ever, Swing Around the Sun). Here’s one poem I love: You must read this word under water under wavering nets of

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Poetry Friday: Picnic, Lightning (Billy Collins)

  I felt like sharing a Billy Collins poem this morning, and “Picnic, Lightning” won the Poetry Friday lottery. I really love the tiny dark unmoored ship and the ending images of immersing yourself in the now, the ordinary moments that make live so vivid. Picnic, Lightning “My very photogenic

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Poetry Friday: Without (an original poem)

  Today, I have a poem and a question to share with you. First, the question. I’m looking for recommendations of poetry journals for adults featuring accessible, mainstream poetry. I love Billy Collins, Kay Ryan, Jane Kenyon…so you can see I don’t really go too much for the experimental stuff.

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Poetry Friday: Without Rancor (an original poem)

  I took a wonderful poetry class at the Loft in Minneapolis last spring. One of our exercises was to write a poem with the word “rancor” in the title. Most of my poems are NOT actually about my personal experiences, though people often think they are. But for this assignment,

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Poetry Friday: The Poems We Wear (original poems)

  LJ’s giving me fits this morning, so I’ll try this super quick to see if it works! The Poetry Stretch at the Miss Rumphius Effect this week was to write poems about articles of clothing. Early in the week, I wrote two for my daily poems–totally different moods and styles.

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