Sometimes I help out writing the daily poetry prompts on the Every Day Poems Facebook page. (Where else can you go to work and write poetry before 9:00 in the morning?) A few of my recent short poems.
Archives for December 2012
Recently I posted about Letters to Me: Conversations with a Younger Self, a collection of essays by several authors of varied backgrounds written to a younger version of oneself. Today I’m posting my essay from the collection.
I’m an insurance adjuster. We’re a jaded, thick-skinned lot, and no matter what names you call us or legal action you threaten, we get all our crying done the first month on the job. We take our coffee thick and dark, the most hardcore among us chain smoking between cases of Diet Coke or bourbon at our desks. This Fall, I converted.
When one considers the advice in writing, or any creative venture I suppose, to “start anywhere,” it’s a gamble. You just don’t know where it will lead. And when the “anywhere” from which you choose to start is Frankenstein, no less, the stakes might just go up.
Thoughts on seeing, hearing, and the power of being known from A General Theory of Love.
A poem from my kitchen: Out of Place
We’re reading L.L. Barkat’s The Novelist: a novella together this month at Tweetspeak Poetry. I’m proposing that an object can play the role of an actual character in telling a story. In this case, a missing tea basket.