Next time you meet a blank page, notice how your
body responds to it. Is there fear? Excitement?
Today, while I was leading a poetry playshop for
second graders, a boy said to me, “So if you write a
poem every day, do you ever write poems about
nothing?” How could he have known one of my favorite
subjects! You can find one of my new poems about
moving toward nothing
If you want to try your own hand a nothing, well,
there are a whole lot of prompts on my
YOU THE POET page. You could ignore them and sit
with a blank page every day for a while and just see
how that blank might not start to just grow on you …
If you do write a nothing poem, send it to me! I
would love to read it.
The Wordsharks, Art Goodtimes,
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and David
These three seasoned performers read in
succession by rapidly responding to each
other’s words with their own.
Threads dangled, braided, and severed;
hooks set, to include generous servings
of laughter and thought-provoking
writing, culminate in a frenzy.
If You’re Looking for Good News … then you
will likely appreciate
www.Gratefulness.org. I stumbled on the site
by happy accident. Now I receive their daily word—so
inspiring! They recently published my poem,
Cool New Zine out of the West: If you are
drawn to the landscapes and people of the West,
check out the wonderful new Sage Green Journal
founded by Art Goodtimes and Lito Tejada-Flores.
They have a great poetry section, photographs, a
soap box …
Yer Outta Yer Gourd: Every first Tuesday
of the month, Art Goodtimes and I host the Talking
Gourds Poetry Festival at Arroyo Gallery and Wine
Bar in Telluride. 6 p.m. Free. Feature poet and open
Power to the Paradox: That’s the mantra of
my dear friend Jack Mueller. He’s rubbed off on me.
In a recent poem accepted at
Journey of the Heart, I explore the delight
and heartbreak of letting go and holding on.
The Gift of Being Broken: That’s one of
the themes I explore in the poems published in the
most recent issue of Kyle Harvey’s really fine
Also great poems by Danny
Rosen, Jennifer Hancock, Laurie James and more.
A Daily Dose of Poetry:
To read my daily poems,
check out my