Saturday, June 22, 2019

I Let My Poems Speak for Me


Once there was a quiet librarian, who often seemed busy, but she was someone I wanted to meet. Also I realized she was at work, so I resisted talking to her much. So I started showing her some of my poems. It became kind of a shorthand about what I was doing, and an icebreaker for future conversations, and we became friends. When I asked librarians to do research for me, she was often the one who's do it. One of my requests was pretty involved. She also advised me about when I had questions about certain computer programs. Through time, we became good friends, telling each other about our lives.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Writing can be a kind of therapy for both the writer and those who go through similar situations.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Literary Collage Workshop

Yesterday I did a workshop on Literary Collage at The Society of Great River Poets' Creative Writing Retreat. The participants were attentive. We all had secret assignments, and for mine, I started work on another literary collage.

Friday, June 7, 2019

A Kind of Paradise Lost

Often I write poetry about connections to nature. Sometimes I write poems about a paradise that was lost, such as the intrusion of cities into farmland and prairie land.

Monday, June 3, 2019

When you have a short story, you have a short story. When you combine it with a poem, you have a different genre. A literary collage is a piece combining different literary genres, and with at least three voices.