Above all, we cannot afford not to live in the present….the gospel according to this moment. – Henry David Thoreau, Walking Yesterday, I got out of bed already frazzled after a near-sleepless night. I remember looking at the clock at all kinds of odd times: 12:33, 12:47, 1:22, 2:03, 3:31, 4:00, 4:27, 4:59…. Morning coffee did […]
A slideshow for you today. Let the images speak. Happy Friday.
A few years ago, I wrote a post that was part of my “52 Ways to Shift Your Focus” series, called “Ride Without a Helmet.” The post was not about riding bicycles sans head-gear as much as it was about risk, about getting the work out there for public consumption. That I had gone for […]
Writing prompts for this week: 1. Risk 2. Land mines 3. What matters 4. Aliases 5. Records Happy Friday! And Happy Record Store Day tomorrow. I hope to stop in at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis. How about you?
Last night, I had the opportunity to hear not only poet Robert Bly read his work, but to hear a long list of other poets honor him by reading his work as well. There was a packed room. There was a reporter from the Star Tribune. There were musicians. And there was unabashed admiration. Delight. […]
Live from the AWP bookfair! Minneapolis is abuzz with bookish sorts and it is exhilarating. I’m sitting at a table where I can snag free wifi, my bag already loaded with books at 11 a.m. A poet is reading off to my left. A magazine publisher is meeting with another writer to my right. I’ve […]
What a week it’s been. I’ll begin with the writing prompts, but stick around for the other news. 1. Passover 2. The Wizard of Oz 3. Pushing through the dirt 4. Peeps 5. What is truly original? The other news: First of all, Gyroscope Review has launched! I’m so proud of this first issue, and […]