Monthly Archives: April 2013

National Poetry Month: April 19

Hi friends! I am so fortunate to be a part of this writing community in Milwaukee, and get to lead two amazing writing roundtables. Sometimes, in rare months, my once a month Thursday evening group (6:30- 9:00 pm) is followed … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 18

Hi friends! The sky has color, no color- pinkish gray, tinged with a smoky shriek, like pay attention here! The windows are dotted with raindrops, and smeared with April debris. Some poets and writers have an innate knack for writing … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 17

Hi friends! Writing contests are strange. You enter them never expecting to hear back, or perhaps with the list of those who placed, your name excluded. Which is why I was so thrilled to hear that my unusual piece, “A … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 16

Hi friends! The sun is out, life takes a most promising turn! Last night, fellow poet Paul Scot August and I schemed up a plan to host a reading to honor National Poetry Month right here in Milwaukee: (1) Middle … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 15

Hi friends! One of my favorite childhood stories was “Henny Penny” because the idea that ‘the sky is falling,’ and the absurdity of something so concrete (air= concrete? Ha!) really compelled me. The other part of the story, of course, … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 14

Hi friends. In 1987, around this time of year, Spring, I was working my first job in Los Angeles, a recent transplant from New York City. My pal, Gregory and I had travelled in my mighty Mustang across this vast … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 13

Hi friends! Overcast, gray, glassy skies. Preternatural spring weather: snow? So, Bukowski comes to mind. I was living in temporary digs in San Francisco, 1988. My first play, “Boink,” was being produced in a One Act Festival for new playwrights … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 12

Hi friends! It’s that time of the month. No, not that one, silly! The one where you wake up and think, time for a haircut! I’m that way, spontaneous. I can’t decide when I leave the salon when to pre-book … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 11

Hi friends! Today is Jeffrey Senkir’s birthday! He was one of my first friends to share our secret desires about becoming writers. We turned each other on to Anais Nin, Henry Miller, Djuna Barnes. We’d hike to the top of … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 10

Hi friends! The weather has indeed taken a turn- thunder boomed us awake in the early morning, before dawn. The pouring rain has created a temporary lake in our front yard. The ducks are happy, yet with no sun in … Continue reading

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