Every year, I swear that I'm gong to complete the poem-a-day challenge in April to help celebrate National Poetry Month. Every year, I fail, in spite of all my good intentions. I thought that this year I would have more success because I am on sabbatical and don't have the usual end-of-the semester obligations looming over me. Alas, I only managed to write about 5 poems. Maybe next year.
This does not mean, however, that I didn't partake in any poetry events. A few weeks ago, I traveled to Columbus, Ohio, where I attended the grand opening of the Worthington Northwest Library's poetry garden where my poem, "Yellowjackets" was featured, along with work by other poets including David Baker, Maggie Smith, David Romtvedt, and James Wright. It was a wonderful visit!
I also have had poems published in The Cumberland River Review and Busted Dharma. You can read them here and here.
Finally, if you have not entered this year's Big Poetry Giveaway, you need to do so, very, very soon. The deadline is Thursday! See my giveaway details here.
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