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I’m back. But not with poetry today. A friend from the Banff Writing Studio, Jan Redford, tagged me to take part in The Next Big Thing, a literary blog interview. In The Next Big Thing writers answer ten questions about their work-in-progress, then tag five of their writer friends to do the same. What is […]
I’m back after a long summer of working on poems for the book, copyediting, and migraines. It’s been a busy few months when I haven’t had as much time to write as I would wish, but then not many people can afford to work full-time at poetry. It’s almost a year since I went to […]
Confessional poetry is not the style I would have chosen for myself. But having learned the hard way that self-censorship doesn’t work, I’ve also learned blurting doesn’t either. Memories have to be turned into good poems. Here’s the first draft of one of them: The Consolation of Birds