RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR JANUARY 2021 (a pandemic diary entry for Month 11 of The Social Distancing)
ALL DAY I DREAM ABOUT SIRENS by Domenica Martinello / Quite appropriate to their obsession (the Sirens of Greek mythology), these poems lure me in and smash me on the rocks.
POETRY PROMPT / I break down Barbara Crooker’s “Field With Wheat Stacks” as a source of inspiration for your own poem about a painting and share some personal notes on ekphrasis.
My no nonsense poetry goals for 2021 and a short think on the ways we decide Who We Are by where we put our energy.
THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS by ROSS GAY / Being such a writing process nerd, I was intrigued by the rules Gay established for the delights project, and I love what it seemed to have offered Gay beyond some really great material for a book.
POETRY PROMPT / I break down Sarah Dickenson Snyder’s “Ecosystem” as a source of inspiration for your own poem that may seem to be about an animal but ends up offering so much more.
It’s funny what prior versions of ourselves think and do. Mine not only prayed to the god of sticky dough and wooden spoons but also had very specific ideas of what it was going to mean to be a poet in 2020.