In honor of National Poetry Month, River Poets Journal has posted a group of pocket poems and I am honored to have my poem 5:04 Ante Mediem included in this lovely collection.
I am also grateful to Katie Woodzick for recording my poem, Unicorn,
and to Kristin LaTour for reading my poem, The Lilies Were In Bloom, which received an Honorable Mention in Waterline Writers’ Artists as Visionaries Climate Change: Solutions contest, at the opening of the Climate Crisis art show at Water Street Studios in Batavia, IL.
Finally, the teen writing club that I facilitate at the Gaithersburg, MD library, celebrated National Poetry Month by putting up a wall of poetry at the library. These young writers are so impressive and I am grateful to the library for letting us use a wall to display their wonderful work, including a collaborative poem that we wrote during our last workshop session.
Want to read one of my poems? Here is your opportunity. My poem, Unicorn was published in Stepping Stones Magazine this fall. It begins,
You were the unicorn
in the waves
but I didn’t know that
until just yesterday,
You can read the poem in it’s entirety here.
In other writing news, this fall I organized a one day writing retreat for women writers at the Fox Haven Learning Center in Jefferson, MD. The leaves were turning and it was a great opportunity for all of us to get away from it all and ignite our writing passions. You know things have gone well when the primary feedback is when can we come back and can we stay longer!
I was also thrilled to be a featured reader at the Zed’s Cafe (Silver Spring, MD) monthly poetry night in December. Many thanks to Ginger Ingalls for inviting me to be part of the reading.
And starting in January, poet Alison Palmer and I will be co-facilitating a teen writing club at the Gaithersburg, MD library as part of a program run by the Maryland Writers’ Association through the Montgomery County (MD) Public Libraries.
Happy 2015, now back to writing!