“How to Grow a Poem” by Kenneth Salzmann is such a great Substack newsletter. Each issue introduces a poem and discusses the writer’s process. Recently I had the joy of talking with Ken about “Morning Unmoors Us,” from Beloit Poetry Journal.
Wow! My collection, WHISH, has won First Prize in the Press 53 poetry competition! WHISH will arrive in bookstores next year.
After a magical writing retreat in Greece, I wrote this essay about creativity, grief, and Elizabeth Bishop. Read it now in the marvelous journal, Off Assignment.
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…But Cannot Find the Words. This poem makes NO sense. Or, does it? Here’s how jabberwocky language turned into poetry.
A writer searches for hidden messages in her mother’s paintings. ~ “Imaginatively transporting ” … “a literary trompe l’oeil” … Poetry Collection by Jackie Craven
A house menstruates, a cyborg sister removes her skin at night, and a father gifts his children with robotic roses ~ 21 fanciful poems by Jackie Craven
So many stories surround Taos, New Mexico, I felt a bit trembly when Highway 518 emerged from the evergreen Carson National forest and looped down
Tourists seek enlightenment in land of Merlin lore In an upstairs bedroom of a lighthouse on the breezy southern shore of Wales, an astrologer pronounced
When my editor asked me to check out castles in Belgium, I conjured images of opulent palaces and imposing châteaux. Instead I found something better.