Since taking down the shingle of my medical transcription business, time for writing (especially in the morning, when I’m at my best) has expanded. It’s wonderful!
Yesterday I spent most of my writing day working on poetry. I took a stack of poems that are in the various stages of completion and spent a lazy hour or two tweaking. I planned what I’ll read on the 13th (Blue Moon Reading Series - Clearbrook Library sponsored by MSA Poets Potpourri-Society). Then I started surfing the net, looking for thoughts on the topic I’ve chosen for my next FellowScript column.
In that search, I came across Fooling with Words with Bill Moyers – a site that features readings from the Dodge Poetry festival 1998. You can read poems by 21 poets and listen to / watch selected readers (Sharon Olds, Marge Piercy, Susan Hirshfield), perform their work.
Besides being introduced to some really great poems, how better to prepare for a poetry reading than by listening to the pros read their work.
The 11th biennial Dodge Poetry Festival happens this year - September 28-October 1