Thursday, December 23, 2010

A foot test - and a template

This light way to review poetic feet whilst making poems comes via the Poetry Foundation on Twitter.

Jincy Willett › The Agony of the Feet: A Refined Way to Waste Time

 ...a nice post-Christmas activity, don't you think?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

11 Best Articles of the Year

As per Writer's Digest, via Kristi Holl at Writer's First Aid

Writers First Aid » 11 Best Articles of the Year

"Caring" poems up at Poets Online

Poets Online now has the poems for its latest prompt "Caring" online. This was an interesting prompt and, judging from the number of poems posted, struck a responsive chord. Almost everyone can relate to caring for or watching someone else care for the old, sick or dying.

After you've read the prompt and the poems written in response to it, consider writing a poem for the newest prompt — to involve the winter solstice and the moon (with no cliches allowed!).

Sunday, January 9, 2011 is the last day you can submit poems to have them considered for publication.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Unlikely poet

Not only can Roberto Luongo stop pucks
but he'd best stick with that to keep making the bucks!

Actually, his rhymes are fun and clever, in a hockey kind of way. Enjoy.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Surprise in the mail...

Yesterday's mail drop brought with it a surprise -- Good Times accepted and published another poem!

Read it here: 2010 News « violetnesdoly.com

Included in the package with my contributor's copies of the magazine was a back-issue of  Fiddlehead. Thanks Good Times!